Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre
BFA in music theatre offers practical, pre-professional skills in acting, dancing, and singing for students aspiring to be a professional actor or musical theatre artist. Music theatre students receive private voice lessons, study music music theory and skills, and learn piano, speech, music theatre acting, ballet, jazz, and tap. The program combines a liberal arts education with applied skills in performance that will serve students seeking graduate school placement or professional employment.
Auburn University Theatre is housed in Telfair B. Peet Theatre, which includes two fully equipped performance spaces; three dynamic performance studios serving classes in acting, dance, voice, directing, and movement; and fully equipped costume and scenic studios. The newly renovated main stage features a flexible proscenium house seating along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. A new black box studio theatre is equipped with the first wire tension lighting grid at a university theatre in Alabama and a larger dance studio.
Theatre students enjoy opportunities to work with national and international guest artists and travel nationally and internationally to attend workshops and exhibit their work. Auburn theatre graduates think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classroom to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide.
Careers in Music Theatre
- Motion Picture
- Publicity (Press Agents)
- Technical Direction
- Set Design
- Stage Management
- Dialect Coaching
- Support Staff
Behind the Scenes
- Stage Management/Direction
- Set Design/Construction
- Property Design
- Lighting Design
- Sound Design
- Camera Operation
- Costume Design/Wardrobe
- Special Effects
- Broadcast Technology
- Marketing and Advertising
- Fundraising and Development
- Administration of Arts Programs
- Box Office Sales
- Patron Services
BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Music Theatre in AU Bulletin
All members of our acting faculty are professional actors with years of experience in the industry as well as terminal degrees in their field.
Theatre majors must earn a grade of C or higher in theatre courses, or they must repeat those courses for credit toward their degrees.
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||Core History||3|
|THEA 2120 Acting I||3||Core Math||3|
|THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I||3||MUAP 1630 Performance II||1|
|MUAP 1530 Performance I||1||THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II1||3|
|MUSI 2210 Music Fundamentals for Music Theatre||3||THEA 2111 Voice and Movement Fundamentals Lab||1|
|MUSI 2030 Piano Skills for Music Theatre||1||THEA 2110 Voice and Movement Fundamentals||2|
|ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Core Science I||4||Core Science II||4|
|Core Literature||3||Core Fine Arts (exclude THEA)||3|
|THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I||3||THEA 2570 Dance Lab 2 - Ballet||1|
|MUAP 2530 Performance III||1||THEA 3140 Music Theatre Acting||3|
|THEA 1570 Dance Lab 1 - Ballet||1||THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1|
|THEA 2610 Costume Construction||3||MUAP 2630 Performance IV||1|
|THEA 1910 Production Practicum I||1||THEA 2700 Text Analysis||3|
|Core Social Science||3||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence2||3|
|MUAP 3530 Performance V||1||THEA 2670 Dance Lab 2 - Jazz||1|
|THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1||THEA 3160 BFA Performance Studio II||4|
|THEA 3150 BFA Performance Studio I||4||MUAP 3630 Performance VI||1|
|THEA 1670 Dance Lab 1 - Jazz||1||THEA 3730 Music Theatre History||3|
|Electives5||3||THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1|
|THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body||3|
|Core Social Science||3||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000)3||3|
|THEA 1530 Dance Lab 1 - Tap||1||THEA 4160 BFA Performance Studio IV||4|
|THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project1, 4||3||THEA 4770 Capstone Senior Dance Lab||1|
|THEA 4150 BFA Performance Studio III||4||Electives5||3|
|THEA ELECTIVE||4||Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence2||3|
|UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
THEA 1110 and THEA 4980 fulfill SLO 7.
Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not chosen as the sequence.
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
To enroll in Senior Capstone Project, students must be senior theatre majors planning to graduate before the following fall semester.
Students must meet with their advisers to identify approved theatre, music, and other electives.
Last Updated: January 21, 2020