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Performing Arts

Minor

Students may pursue a minor in music or theatre. No entrance exam is required and the curriculum can be completed in two years. A minor in music or theatre is an excellent way for students to continue their involvement with performing arts during their undergraduate experience.

Students may go into iRoar select, "Student Records" then, "Undergraduate Change of Program" and complete form.

Once the form has been completed, it will go to their advisor for approval. Changes will be reflected in their iRoar student profile.

Music Minor

The music minor requires 18 credit hours including private lessons, music theory, music history and electives (some of these hours may also count as general education electives). You must have at least four semesters left before graduation to pursue a music minor.

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Music Minor Curriculum

  • Applied Music Lessons - 4 credit hours

    4 credit hours of music lessons must be taken on primary instrument

    MUSC 1510 - 1 credit

    MUSC 1520 - 1 credit

    MUSC 2510 - 1 credit

    MUSC 2520 - 1 credit

  • Music Ensembles - 4 credit hours

    4 credit hours of music ensemble must be taken on primary instrument

    Choose from MUSC 3230, 3610, 3620, 3630, 3690, 3700, 3710, 3720 OR secondary keyboard study (organ, carillon or accompanying) for keyboard minors. 

  • Music History - 3 credit hours
    MUSC 4150 - 3 credit hours OR MUSC 4160 - 3 credit hours
  • Music Elective - 3 credit hours

    One 3000 or 4000 level Music class - 3 credit hours

    Choose from MUSC 3080 (Broadway I), 3090 (Broadway II), 3110 (American Music), 3120 (Jazz), 3130 (Rock & Roll), 3140 (World Music), 3170 (Country Music), 3180 (Audio Technology), 3290/3291 (Musical Theatre Vocal Performance), 3950/4950 (Creative Inquiry:3-4 credits), 3980 (Special Topics in Music), 4050 (Instrumental and Vocal Arranging - by consent of instructor), 4150 (Music History to 1750), 4160 (Music History Since 1750), 4300 (Conducting)

     

  • Music Theory - 4 credit hours

    MUSC 1420 - 3 credit hours

    MUSC 1430 - 1 credit hour

    To be taken concurrently

    *Theory exemption: Exemption criteria for MUSC 1420/1430, achieve 3 or higher on AP Theory Exam

Theatre Minor

The theatre minor requires 20 credit hours including dramatic literature, theatre history, a specialty area of concentration, practicum and electives.

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Theatre Minor Curriculum

  • Dramatic Lit & History - 3 credit hours

    Choose from ENGL 4100, 4110, 4290, THEA/ENGL 4300, THEA/ENGL 3470*

    * Please note: THEA/ENGL 3470 may either fullfill the Dramatic Lit & History Requirment OR may be taken as a part of the "Six Credits in a Sequence" requirement. It cannot be used to fulfill both requirements.

  • Theatre History - 3 credit hours
    Choose from THEA 3150, 3160, 3170 or 3180
  • Six Credit Hours in a Sequence from the Following

    THEA 2780 & THEA 4790 - 3 credit hours

    THEA/ENGL 3470* & THEA/ENGL 4470 - 3 credit hours

    THEA 3720 & THEA 4720

    THEA 3760 & THEA 4760

    THEA 3770 & THEA 4770 OR

    THEA 3770 & THEA 4870 OR

    THEA 3770 & THEA 4970

  • Six Credit Hours in THEA at the 3000-4000 level

    Six credit hours in THEA at 3000-4000 level

    THEA 3080 (Survey of Broadway I), THEA 3090 (Survey of Broadway II), THEA 3150 (Theatre History I), THEA 3160 (Theatre History II), THEA 3170 (African American Theatre I), THEA 3180 (African American Theatre II), THEA 3290 (Musical Theatre Vocal Performance), THEA 3470 (Structure of Drama), THEA 3670 (Costume Technology), THEA 3680 (Voice for the Stage), THEA 3720 (Creative Drama), THEA 3740 (Movement for Actors), THEA 3760 (Stage Directing I), THEA 3770 (Stagecrafts), THEA 3780 (Acting Theorists & Approaches), THEA 3790 (Acting Ensemble), THEA 3810 (Music Business), THEA 3850 (Entertainment Rigging), THEA 3880 (Stage Management), THEA 3950 (Creative Inquiry-Theatre III),  THEA 3980 (Special Topics in Theatre), THEA 4290 (Dramatic Literature I), THEA 4300 (Dramatic Literature II), THEA 4470 (Playwrighting Workshop), THEA 4670 (Costume Design), THEA 4720 (Improvisation), THEA 4760 (Stage Directing II), THEA 4770 (Stage Design), THEA 4790 (Acting II), THEA 4800 (Advanced Scene Study), THEA 4870 (Stage Lighting I), THEA 4880 (Stage Lighting II), THEA 4970 (Scene Painting), THEA 4990 (Independent Studies)

  • THEA 2790 - 2 credit hours
    Performing Arts Practicum
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