Music Theatre (Minor)

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The minor program in music theatre allows students with a background, interest or passion in music theatre to continue their studies and further explore the craft.

The coursework develops skills through performance-based small group classes and private instruction and also includes the study of theoretical and historical elements of music and theatre.

Program Offered

Music Theatre (Minor)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Application Requirements

An audition is required to add the minor. Students should email for more information. The Academic Affairs Office will direct you to the appropriate faculty member with whom to schedule an audition. Current music majors are not eligible for a music theatre minor.

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

The minor requires 24 hours (12 upper-division) in performance, history, theory and electives.
Students may transfer up to nine credit hours toward the minor.
Admission requirement: An audition is required for entrance into the minor and MUP 121 study. Audition criteria are determined by area faculty and will be similar to the MUP 111 and MUP 311 criteria found in the Audition Requirements section on this webpage.
Required Performance Courses -- 14 credit hours
Music History -- 3 credit hours
Music Theory -- 3 credit hours
Students will take a theory diagnostic exam to determine placement in either MUS 100 or MTC 125.
Upper Division Music Elective -- 1 credit hours
Music Electives -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.