Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Acting, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Concentration in Musical Theatre - Liberal Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Acting - Musical Theatre, BFA

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of musical skills including voice performance, musicianship, music theory and sight singing.
  • Students will demonstrate basic to proficient dance skills in a variety of musical theatre styles.

Theatre Department, Overall

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to think, speak and write about theatre clearly and effectively.
  • Creation/Production/Performance: Students will create, produce and perform theatre at a pre-professional level.
  • Professional Proficiency: Students will successfully prepare for employment in the professional theatre community.
  • Professional Proficiency: Students will demonstrate successful leadership, initiative, attitude, and punctuality in adherence with professional standards.
  • Historical Knowledge: Students will accurately identify specific knowledge related to plays, conventions, practitioners, movements, and/or theatre spaces drawn from the range of world theatre Degree Program Writing Competency: Students will gain proficiency in various areas of writing common to theatre practice.

Related Links

Acting - Musical Theatre, BFA Program Page

Theatre Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 3.00 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.50 or higher


Liberal Studies Requirements42-43
Other Basic Requirments0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements78

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Global Community
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Science, Technology & Math
Challenges of the Modern Age
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from two of the following Enrichment Areas:6
Total Hours42-43

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Writing Competency Requirements

Requirement Course Grade
Scholarly Paper in MLA format ASPM
Professional Resume APR
Professional Cover Letter APCL

Major Requirements

  • 39 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 39 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Core Requirements
DANC 125Experiencing Dance: Techniques and Styles3
THEA 131Fundamentals of Acting3
THEA 132Stagecraft3
THEA 142Wellness for the Actor3
THEA 222Acting II3
THEA 281Survey of Dramatic Literature I3
THEA 283Survey of Dramatic Literature II3
THEA 303Acting III3
THEA 324Stage Makeup3
THEA 337Directing3
THEA 351Movement for the Actor3
THEA 353Voice for the Actor3
THEA 425Professional Theatre Practice3
THEA 442Senior Showcase3
Musical Theatre Concentration
THEA 145Musicianship for Musical Theatre3
THEA 146Class Voice For Musical Theatre3
THEA 244Acting for Song I3
THEA 246Private Musical Theatre Voice (Repeat 5 semesters for 5 credits)5
THEA 344Auditioning3
THEA 347Auditioning for Musical Theatre3
THEA 348Musical Theatre Repertory (Repeat 3 semester for 9 credits)9
THEA 392History of Musical Theatre3
Select two of the following:4
Modern Dance Technique: Level II
Ballet II
Jazz Dance II
Selected Topics
Society and Social Dance
Modern Dance Technique: Level III
Ballet III
Jazz III
Modern Dance Technique: Level IV
Ballet IV
Jazz IV
Contemporary Partnering
Modern Dance Technique: Level V
Modern Dance Technique: Level VI
Musical Theatre Dance I
Musical Theatre Dance II
Total Hours78

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

THEATRE - BFA (5390)
Concentration in Musical Theatre (MTHP)
This program is effective as of Fall 2020
UCC 03.05.20
Revised 08.17.20