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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Musical Theatre


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The Department of Music and Theatre offers students an opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree in Musical Theatre.  The degree combines study in dance, voice, and acting to prepare students for employment as performers or transfer to a senior institution.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Fine Arts

Emphasis: Musical Theatre

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2Students will complete the remaining six hours of the humanities requirement, including one course in literature, at universities upon transfer.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Students will complete the remaining six hours of the humanities requirement, including one course in literature, at universities upon transfer.

•Students must successfully complete placement requirements in music theory, ear training, and piano at the university where transfer is planned. Students must also successfully complete required university auditions as appropriate.

First Year


Fall Term (16 credit hours)


  • DANC 1560♦ - Tap Dance I (2 hrs.)
  • SPCH 1010♦ - Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 1030♦ - Introduction to Theatre (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Music Ensemble (1 hr.)

    1 Individual Music Instruction - Voice (1 hr.)

    All music theatre majors are required to take a Theory and Piano Proficiency Exam. Those scoring below 80% on the Theory Exam will be required to enroll in MUS 1020. Those scoring below 80% on the Piano Exam will be required to gake MUS 1610 and 1620.

  • 1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Math Elective (3 hrs.)1 (Recommended MATH 1530 or 1630)

     

Spring Term (14 credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (17 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (14 credit hours)


  • THEA 2500♦ - Major Production (1 hr.)
  • 1 Individual Music Instruction (1 hr.)

  • 1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 History Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from HIST 1120 or 2020)1

    1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    Major Elective (2), choose from Audition Techniques, DANC, Class Piano (2 hrs.)

General Education Requirements (35 Hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (3 hours)


Area of Emphasis Requirements (26 hours)


Individual Music Instruction (4 hrs.)

Ensembles (2 hrs.) (appropriate to applied area)

Major Production (2 hrs.)

Ear Training (1 hour)


Music Theory (3 hours)


Electives (2 hours)


Choose from: Audition Techniques, DANC, Class Piano

 

Total Credit Hours 61


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