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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

Musical Theater Minor

Programs   >  Programs in the College of Performing Arts  
Contacts     Description     Academic Policy     Admission to the Minor     Program Requirements



Rick Stoppleworth / rstoppleworth@uarts.edu / 215.717.6455
Minor Advisor


The musical theater minor is offered to students majoring in disciplines related to musical theater performance. Students looking to explore and strengthen their interest in musical theater are encouraged to consider this minor. The minor offers classes in acting, dance, singing and musical theater performance techniques that are not included in the related majors listed below.

This program is designed solely for students majoring in voice, acting, directing, playwriting and production, and dance because their success in the minor is due in part to their continuing, concentrated study and growth in their individual majors. In other words, ongoing development as a dancer, actor, or vocal major enhances students’ ability to succeed in the minor and beyond in the theater profession.

Academic Policy

Minor programs are governed by the minor policy published on the the enrollment & registration  page in the policies  area of the catalogue.

Admission to the Minor

College of Performing Arts freshmen enrolled in the programs listed below, who have completed 12 credits and who have earned a 3.0 GPA in their major, may audition to enroll in the Musical Theater minor. The faculty in the schools of dance, music, and theater conduct auditions required for admission to the minor, which is restricted to students most apt to succeed in cross-disciplinary training. A grade of B or better in the initial cross-discipline courses in Voice, Dance, and/or Acting, normally taken in the minor during the Sophomore year, is required to continue through the sequence of courses in the minor.

CPA Open to students pursuing a BFA in Acting; Directing, Playwriting and Production; a BFA in Dance, or a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree in Jazz Studies: Vocal Performance only.

Program Requirements (15-16 credits)


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