A Musical Theatre major provides students with performance and production skills including acting, singing, and advanced vocal techniques. Students gain knowledge of the fundamental elements of music, directing, and design. Coursework exposes students to vocal training, theatre history, and literature, acting and directing, playwriting, and design.

The Musical Theatre BA prepares students for continued studies in Theatre and Musical Theatre.  

Related Occupations

Musical Theatre BA students leave with a strong background in singing, dance, and acting.  They are suited for entertainment work but also any work that requires strong interpersonal skills and communciation.

Fast Facts

  • Students who have struggled academically but still want to pursue Musical Theatre should consider this over the more rigorous and demanding BFA.
  • Students will be continuously enrolled in voice lessons throughout their education.
  • Students will have several acting and dance courses to prepare them for performance.
  • Students will be given multiple opportunities to perform and compete.

Requirement Notes

  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all music coursework.
  4. A passing score on the Departmental Entrance Examination or successful completion of MU119
  5. The required courses listed below (36 credit hours)
  6. Additional Theatre courses from TU110 or 125; and TH111 - 3 times (6 credit hours)
  7. Additional Music course from MU119 or 139 (3 credit hours)
  8. Primary Music Ensemble from ME 120, 220, 320, 420 (4 credit hours)
  9. Applied Voice lessons from ML 146, 246, 346, 446 (8 credit hours)

* This major includes one AWE course (3 credit hours)

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