Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater
The B.A. in musical theater will link already-existing programs in theater, music, and dance, relying primarily on present resources in the Performing Arts Department and creating several new classes unique to the demands of singer/actor training, a market whose growth in the New England area has been quite sturdy in the past decade. The program will require 55 credits in theater and music, including up to 3 classes in dance and an internship. This degree brings theater, music, and dance together in a collaboration designed to enhance the employment possibilities/potential of singer/actors and widen their career prospects as performers, training them to compete in the musical theater market.
Learning Outcomes for Musical Theater Majors
- Demonstrate fluency in all facets of theater/music including writing, speech, sight reading, and performance.
- Possess the verbal and writing skills to analyze, criticize, and interpret both music and play script.
- Master skills of acting, singing, and dance both on and off the stage.
- Articulate the role of musical theater and theater in creating and sustaining community and local culture.
- Describe and apply knowledge of audience development, theater production, and the economic sustainability of a theater company or service.