BA Musical Theatre

This program combines degree work in music and theatre. Musical Theatre majors are prepared for a career in musical theatre and/or drama, as well as for further graduate study. This program has received final approval for listing in the NASM Directory. 

Program objectives: (a) introduction to technical facilities of musical theatre; (b) familiarization with separate and combined standards for effective theatrical/musical performance; and, (c) developing competencies in musical theatre performance*. Students must appear in public musical performance each year at Marywood. An audition is required.

*For music, theatre, and dance components, see course numbers, titles, and credits listed below.

I. Music Component (31 cr.)

MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I 4
MUSC 112A, B Aural Skills I 2
MUSC 115A
Conducting I 1
MUSC 127A Class Piano 2
MUSC 120A, B Fundamental Vocal Tech 2
MUSC 319A, B Musical Theatre Repertoire 3
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC varies Applied Major 7
MUSC varies Vocal Ensemble 2
MUSC varies Elective 2

II. Theatre Component (29 cr.)

 

THEA 113 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 230B Theatre Lab 1
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting 3
THEA 242 Advanced Acting 3
THEA 244abcd Audition Workshop 2
THEA 247A Stage Management 2
THEA 330B
Theatre Lab
1
THEA 341 Theatre History 2
THEA 342A Tragedy in Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 342B Comedy in Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing 3
THEA 404
Theatre as Business
2
THEA 451 Capstone Project
3

 

III. Dance Component (15 cr.)

 

DANC 140
Fundamentals of Dance/Movement
3
DANC 141
Body Awareness (must enroll in 141L)
2
DANC 141L
Body Awareness Lab
1
DANC 142
Fundamentals of Improv/Choreography
3
DANC varies*

Dance Technique

6

 

Dance technique courses: ballet, jazz, modern dance, tap, musical theatre, stage combat, and special topics.

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BA Theatre

Basic requirements for all students in Theatre program (15 cr.)

 

THEA 113 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 130A Theatre Lab 1
THEA 247A Stage Management 2
THEA 341 Theatre History 2
THEA 342A Tragedy in Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 342B Comedy in Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 451 Capstone Project 3

 

BA in Theatre (65 cr.) Course requirements include 15 credits listed above, plus:

 

THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting 3
THEA 247B Scenic Design
2
THEA 247C Lighting and Sound Design 2
THEA 247D
Costuming and Make-Up
2
THEA 343 Theatre Management
2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing 3
THEA 404
Theatre as Business 2
THEA 130B Theatre Lab 1
THEA 230A, B Theatre Lab 1,1
THEA 330A, B Theatre Lab 1,1
THEA 430A, B Theatre Lab 1,1

 

PLUS: Six (6) credits from the following:

 

THEA 242 Advanced Acting 3
THEA 247 Advanced Production
3
THEA 348 Advanced Directing 3
DANC 140
Fundamentals of Dance/Movement
3

 

Students select electives with advisement from program director, and are encouraged to take 18-credit minor in an area of related interest.

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BA Communication Arts 7-12/Theatre Education

Students are certified to teach Communication Arts at the secondary 7-12 level. The certification area includes: English, theatre, and non-print media.

Basic requirements for all students in Theatre Education program (15 cr.)

 

THEA 113 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 130A Theatre Lab 1
THEA 247A Stage Management 2
THEA 341 Theatre History 2
THEA 342A Tragedy in Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 342B Comedy in Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 451 Capstone Project 3

 

BA in Theatre Education (74 cr.)

 

COMM 112 Communication Theory 3
THEA 230A or B
Theatre Lab 1
THEA 330A or B
Theatre Lab
1
THEA 430A or B
Theatre Lab 1
ENGL 400
Structure of Linguistics
3
THEA 241
Fundamentals of Acting
3
THEA 247B
Scenic Design 2
THEA 247C Lighting and Sound Design 2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing 3
+ ENGL 412A or 412B Teaching of Writing OR
Teaching of Literature
3

 

+One of these courses is applied to the requirements for the major and one may be applied as either an upper-level liberal arts English requirement OR liberal arts general elective.

PLUS: Six (6) credits from the following non-print courses:

 

COMM 231 Audio Production 3
COMM 233
Video Production I
3
COMM 234
Video Production II 3
COMM 237
New Communication Tech
3
COMM varies
Non-pring media course
3

 

Professional education sequence includes the following courses (28 cr.)

 

EDUC 000 Field Experience (ongoing) 0
EDUC 100, 101
Intro to Education
.5, .5
PSY 251
Developmental Psych
3
PSY 311
Educational Psych
3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary/K-12
9
EDUC 414
Social Foundations of Education
3
EDUC 442
Student Teaching
9

 

**Curriculum requirements in this section are subject to change. based on PA state department of education guidelines. PA state regulations require nine (9) credits in Special Education and three (3) credits in ELL for all teacher education programs: S ED 152 Orientation to Exceptionalities; S ED 300 Curriculum Adaptations; S ED 367 Behavior & Classroom Management; EDUC 561 Methods, Materials, and Assessment of ELL.

 

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BA Arts Administration

  • Primary Concentration: Music
  • Secondary Concentration: Art or Theatre


Encompassing the arts in their broadest interpretation and incorporating a basic business component, the Arts Administration program consists of the following objectives: (a) developing competencies in music; (b) developing basic skills in business administration; and, (c) familiarity with the separate and combined standards for effective arts management.

Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions in organizations concerned with artistic presentations. Arts administrators work in federal, state, community arts agencies, as well as in the promotion of arts education programs.

For Art component of program refer to requirements listed in art department website or University catalog. Music and Theatre components for the primary and secondary concentration are listed below (course numbers, titles, and credits):

I. Required Courses: Business component (24 cr.)

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 121 Principles of Management 3
BUS 131 Accounting I 3
BUS 132 Accounting II 3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools 3
BUS 252 Business Law I 3
BUS varies Electives 6

II-a. Music as Primary Concentration (26 cr.)

MUSC 111A, 112A Written Theory I & Aural Skills I 3
MUSC 115A Conducting I 1
MUSC 120A Fundamental Vocal Tech 1
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC varies Applied Music 4
MUSC varies Choral/Instrumental Ensemble (six semesters)
3
MUSC 203 Arts Management 3
MUSC 303 Practicum 2
MUSC 403 Internship 3

II-b. Music as Secondary Concentration (15 cr.)

Candidates choosing art or theatre as the primary, will have music as secondary concentration.

MUSC 111A, 112A
Written Theory I & Aural Skills I 3
MUSC 115A Conducting I 1
MUSC 120A Fundamental Vocal Tech 1
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC varies Applied Music 2
MUSC varies Choral/Instrumental Ensemble 2

III-a. Theatre as Primary Concentration (25 cr.)

THEA 113
Intro to Theatre
3
THEA 130B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 247A
Stage Management
2
THEA 330B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 341 Theatre History
2
THEA 342A Tragedy in Dramatic Lit
2
THEA 342B
Comedy in Dramatic Lit
2
THEA 343
Theatre Management 2
THEA 404 Theatre as Business
3
THEA 430B Theatre Lab 1
THEA 450 Internship 3
THEA 451 Capstone Project 3

III-b. Theatre as Secondary Concentration (11 cr.)

Candidates choosing music or art as the primary, will have theatre as secondary concentration.

THEA 230A or B
Theatre Lab
1
THEA 247A
Stage Management 2
THEA 341
Theatre History
2
THEA 342A
Tragedy in Dramatic Lit 2
THEA 342B
Comedy in Dramatic Lit
2
THEA 343 Theatre Management
2

PLUS: (primary and secondary concentrations choose two courses from the following three:

THEA 247B
Scenic Design
2
THEA 247C
Lighting and Sound Design
2
THEA 247D
Costuming and Make-Up
2

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Concentration in Music (25 cr.) for Elementary Education majors

A concentration in music prepares the Elementary Education major to incorporate music within the general education K-6 setting. This option offers prospective elementary teacher candidates the skills to incorporate music in general elementary K-6 education.  Course numbers, titles, and credits are listed below.

MUSC 111A & 112A
Written Theory I & Aural Skills I
3
MUSC 115A, B Conducting I 2
MUSC 120A, B Fundamental Vocal Tech 2
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC 311B Music Education in the Elementary School 2
MUSC varies* Applied Music 6
MUSC varies Electives (2 electives should be in ensemble) 4

*MUSC 127A, B is recommended if the applied major is not piano.

 

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