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The BFA Degree

THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS in Musical Theatre is a four year program which requires 120 hours of credit. These include courses in music, acting, dance, speech and movement, musical theatre history and technical production. Students participate in a number of productions while in residence and create a freshman and a senior showcase, the latter functioning as their New York debut for agents and casting directors. In addition, students undertake courses in English, history, psychology, dramatic literature, social and ethical issues and the humanities. Students may select additional courses to fulfill academic and area electives. All students participate in a Capstone Experience at the end of their course of study.

REQUIRED COURSES for the BFA in Musical Theatre are listed below:

MUSIC

  • Music Theory and Sight Singing
  • Applied Voice Study
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Choral Ensemble

ACTING

  • Acting I, II, III and IV
  • Audition Techniques I and II
  • Acting for the Camera

DANCE

  • Musical Theatre Dance: Ballet
  • Musical Theatre Dance: Modern
  • Musical Theatre Dance: Jazz
  • Musical Theatre Dance: Tap

SPEECH AND MOVEMENT

  • Voice and Speech
  • Stage Dialects
  • Pilates Training

MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY

  • Musical Theatre History and Literature I
  • Musical Theatre History and Literature II

PERFORMANCE

  • Rehearsal and Performance
  • Freshman Showcase
  • Senior Showcase

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION

  • Technical Theatre
  • Stagecraft Lab and Crew
  • Make-Up
  • Costume

GENERAL EDUCATION

  • English
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Social and Ethical Issues
  • Humanities
  • The "Capstone" Experience

ELECTIVES

  • Academic Electives (UC courses)
  • Area Electives (CCM courses)
  • Courses selected to meet the "Breadth of Knowledge"
    (BoK) requirements in Humanities, Social and Ethical
    Issues or Natural Science

"CCM's Musical Theatre program consistently produces some of the most talented and well trained collegians in the nation."

Scott Cain, Talkin' Broadway

Meet Our Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing
Our Alumni

Max Quinlan

Max Quinlan
Class of 2008

Tom Viola

Tom Viola
Class of 1976

Lynette Perry

Lynette Perry
Class of 1985

Darcy Yellin

Darcy Yellin
Class of 2007

Aaron Albano

Aaron Albano

 

Photo Credits

Banner Top: "The Sword Dance" in Brigadoon. Guest Choreographer: Gemze DeLappe.