Musical Theatre Major (B.F.A.)

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre provides rigorous training with a concentrated focus in acting, dance and music, preparing students to work in the musical theatre industry. Musical Theatre majors develop exceptional performance skills through a combination of intense classroom work and production opportunities.
The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance.  For further information, go to: BFA Musical Theatre.  (Note: All Theatre & Dance majors must pass yearly juries/portfolio reviews and faculty evaluation for continuation in the programs.)

Program Requirements

Students must complete 22 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Theatre Courses
Theatre Courses
THTR 115Acting I - BFA3
THTR 125Voice for the Performer I3
THTR 130Acting II - BFA3
THTR 139Stage Make-Up1
THTR 150Introduction to Technical Theatre1
THTR 210Theatre History: Early World3
THTR 222Acting III - B.F.A.: Scene Study I3
THTR 223Acting IV - B.F.A.: Scene Study II3
THTR 238Musical Theatre I3
THTR 315Advanced Scene Study I for Musical Theatre3
THTR 316Advanced Scene Study II for Musical Theatre3
THTR 338Musical Theatre II3
THTR 425Senior Showcase for Actors1
Production Requirements
THTR 200Production Stagecraft1
THTR 201Production Operations1
THTR 202Production Costumes1
Performance Requirements
THTR 204Performance Production I1
THTR 206Performance: Production II1
Required Music Courses
Music Courses
MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MTTH 131Freshman Studio I1
MTTH 132Acting for the Singer I2
MTTH 133Vocal Technique for Musical Theatre2
MTTH 231Acting for the Singer II2
MTTH 331Musical Theatre Repertoire and Audition Technique1
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 325Applied Music V2
MUAP 326Applied Music VI2
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 122Advanced Music Theory and Aural Skills for Musical Theatre2
MUGN 136The History of Broadway3
Music Performance Courses
Select 1 credit from the following:1
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop 1
Complete 6 times:3
Performance Practicum for Performance Majors
Required Dance Courses
Ballet Requirement
Select 7 credits from the following:7
Introduction to Ballet (Non-Major)
Dance Technique: Ballet II
Dance Technique: Ballet III
Musical Theatre Dance Requirement
Select 10 credits from the following:10
Musical Theatre Dance I
Musical Theatre Dance II
Musical Theatre Dance III
Musical Theatre Dance IV
Total Credits93