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Department of Theatre

Musical Theatre Certificate

The Musical Theatre Performance Certificate allows theatre students and music students the opportunity to partake in theatre, music, and dance courses that prepare the student for a career as a performer in the musical theatre industry.


Students must be enrolled in a theatre degree or music degree AND pass an audition into the certificate program.

For information on the Theatre Department and auditioning for the theatre degree, click here.

For information on the Schwob School of Music and auditioning for a music degree, click here.

Auditions for the Musical Theatre Performance Certificate will be held once each fall semester for current theatre degree students and music degree students.


Musical Theatre Performance Certificate course requirements:

20 Credits
THEATRE DEGREE STUDENTS:
Take the following courses:
DANC 1310 Fundamentals of Dance
DANC 2366 Ballet 1
DANC 2367 Jazz 1
DANC 2369 Tap 1
Select two of the following courses:
DANC 1385 Social Ballroom
DANC 2360 Musical Theatre Dance 1
DANC 3360 Musical Theatre Dance 2
Take the following courses:
MUSA 1216 Secondary Applied Voice (Take two times)
MUSA 1411 Applied Voice Musical Theatre (Take two times)
MUSC 1006 Musical Theatre Convocation (Take four times)
MUSC 1213 Music Foundations OR MUSC 1214 Music Theory AND MUSA 1306 Class Piano for Non Majors or MUSA 2313 Keyboard Class I
MUSC 3236 History of American Musical Theatre OR THEA 5179 Musical Theatre History
MUSP 1095 Vocal Ensemble (Take two times)
MUSP 3305 Musical Theatre Performance (Take two times)

MUSIC DEGREE STUDENTS:
Take the following courses:
DANC 1310 Fundamentals of Dance
DANC 2366 Ballet 1
DANC 2367 Jazz 1
DANC 2369 Tap 1
Select two of the following courses:
DANC 1385 Social Ballroom
DANC 2360 Musical Theatre Dance 1
DANC 3360 Musical Theatre Dance 2
Take the following courses:
MUSC 1006 Musical Theatre Convocation (Take four times)
MUSP 3305 Musical Theatre Performance (Take two times)
THEA 1245 Introduction to Acting & Directing
THEA 3245 Acting 2
THEA 5179 Musical Theatre History or MUSC 3236 History of American Musical Theatre
Take one of the following courses:
THEA 2260 Voice and Movement for the Actor
THEA 4245 Acting 3

DANCE MINOR STUDENTS:
Take the following courses:
MUSA 1216 Secondary Applied Voice (Take two times)
MUSA 1411 Applied Voice Musical Theatre Take two times
MUSC 1006 Musical Theatre Convocation Take four times
MUSC 1213 Music Foundations OR MUSC 1214 Music Theory AND MUSA 1306 Class Piano for Non Majors or MUSA 2313 Keyboard Class I
MUSC 3236 History of American Musical Theatre OR THEA 5179 Musical Theatre History
MUSP 1095 Vocal Ensemble Take two times
MUSP 3305 Musical Theatre Performance Take two times
THEA 1245 Introduction to Acting & Directing
THEA 3245 Acting 2

Required Hours: 20


For more information, email MTCertificate@ColumbusState.edu