AA, Fine Arts

Musical Theatre

The Associate of Arts, Fine Arts, Musical Theatre is developed to provide the student with a well-rounded, intermediate level education of the universal language and art form of musical theatre. The student will be introduced to and developed in the various areas of musical theatre including historical study, appreciation, musical theatre styles, vocal techniques, acting, dance, and performance. The program will include repeated practical application in the rehearsal and preparation areas for public performance and presentation.

Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Articulate the language of musical theater, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking about musical theater.
  • Synthesize all aspects of musical theater theory, rehearsal and production.
  • Apply skills in the music, dance and theater aspects of this art form.
  • Demonstrate competence as a performing musical theater student through participation in Musical Theater productions.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Required:
Theatre: a Cultural Context
Humanities3
Required:
Introduction to Acting I
Mathematics3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Science6
Social Science3
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Additional College Requirements
Diversity[3]
Required:
Theatre: a Cultural Context 2
Foreign Language0-8
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change 2
Degree Requirements
MUSA 147Voice for Musical Theater Major-Lower Division (must be co-enrolled in MUSE ensemble or THTR 176/THTR 276)3
THTR 175Introduction to Musical Theatre Literature3
DAN 132Jazz Dance (Beginning)1
DAN 135Ballet, Beginning1
THTR 176Musical Theatre Workshop I1
THTR 204Theatre Technology I3
THTR 276Musical Theatre Workshop II1
Emphasis Requirements
Select 3 units from the following theater courses:3
Introduction to Acting II
Theatre Workshop: Acting III
Laboratory Theatre: Acting IV
Select 4 units from the following music courses:4
Piano Class I
Piano Class II
Music Theory I
Sight-Singing and Dictation I
Select 3 units from the following dance courses:3
Dance Appreciation
Jazz Dance (Beginning)
Jazz Dance (Beginning/Intermediate)
Ballet, Beginning (required for degree)
Ballet, Beginning/Intermediate
Modern Dance, Beginning
Modern Dance, Beginning/Intermediate
Tap Dance (Beginning)
Intermediate Tap Dance
Jazz Dance (Intermediate)
Ballet (Intermediate)
Ballet (Intermediate/Advanced)
Modern Dance Intermediate
Modern Dance, Intermediate/Advanced
Tap Dance (Intermediate)
Dance Styles: Musical Theatre
Dance Performance
Concert Dance Company
Independent Study: Dance
Electives 35-13
Select units from any DAN, MUS, or THTR course.
OR
Concert Choir
Total Units60
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International Students
3
Foreign Language 6 4
Mathematics 4 3
THTR 175 Introduction to Musical Theatre Literature 3
DAN 132 Jazz Dance (Beginning) 1
DAN 135 Ballet, Beginning 1
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International Students
3
Foreign Language 6 4
MUSA 147 Voice for Musical Theater Major-Lower Division (co enrolled with MUSE 100 or THTR 176) 1
THTR 105 Introduction to Acting I 3
THTR 176 Musical Theatre Workshop I 1
THTR 210 Theatre: a Cultural Context 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Social Science/U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 4 3
Science 4 3
Emphasis (MUS) 5 4
MUSA 147 Voice for Musical Theater Major-Lower Division 1
THTR 176 Musical Theatre Workshop I 1
THTR 204 Theatre Technology I 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Emphasis (DAN) 5 3
Emphasis (THTR) 5 3
Science 4 3
THTR 276 Musical Theatre Workshop II 1
MUSA 147 Voice for Musical Theater Major-Lower Division 1
Electives 4
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60