Musical Theatre

The curricula are reflective of a 21st century approach to Theatre Performance. They are inclusive of specialized skills, practical courses, and scholarly work in preparation for the profession. The specializations prepare students by providing a well-rounded education in performance that requires students to learn a variety of techniques as well as examine the art and professional practices through multiple lenses. Along with unified learning outcomes, the specializations offer flexibility in areas of study that aligns with students’ interest and learning goals.

About this Program

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

School Information

The School of Theatre + Dance provides an intimate setting where students, faculty, and staff interact in constant and close collaboration. Curricular programs are suited to a range of student interests and talents, from the liberal arts B.A. degree to the competitive B.F.A. and M.F.A. professional training degrees.
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NADINE MCGUIRE THEATRE AND DANCE PAVILION
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
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 Curriculum

Related Programs

Placement in the BFA Theatre program is determined by audition or portfolio interview. There are two specialization areas in the program: Acting, and Musical Theatre. Students enrolled in Theatre Performance: acting or musical theatre will proceed through studio coursework by demonstrated proficiency.

Transfer students entering the musical theatre program may be required to take a placement exam by the School of Music for placement in music courses. If a student has earned college credit with a minimum grade of C for music courses taken at another SUS institution with course prefixes and the last three digits matching a UF music course, this is usually granted as transfer credit when evaluated by the music faculty.

All theatre majors should consult the academic advisor as early as possible.

Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for progress toward each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 3

  • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 4

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 5

  • Complete 2 of 5 upper division critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 6

  • Complete 1 upper division critical-tracking course with minimum grade of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 7

  • Complete 1 upper division critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 8

  • Complete all remaining upper division critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
DAA XXXXDance Elective in Ballet or African/African Diasporic Dance 2
MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments (Critical Tracking) 2
THE 2001 American Musical Theatre History 3
Or State Core Gen Ed Humanities
TPP 2110
2110L
Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline
and Professional Development Seminar 1 (Critical Tracking)
3
TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
TPA 1012 Introduction to Live Entertainment Design and Production (Critical Tracking) 3
 Credits16
Semester Two
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
Select one: 2
Contemporary Ballet Practices 1
DAA XXXX
Dance Elective in Ballet or African/African Diasporic Dance
MVV 1411 Voice (Critical Tracking; minimum of 12 credits of voice required) 2
TPP 2250 Musical Theatre Workshop 1
TPP 3103
3103L
Acting 2: Analysis and Application
and Professional Development Lab 2 (Critical Tracking)
3
TPP 3251 Fundamentals of Music Theatre Acting 3
TPP 4287 Voice for the Actor 3
 Credits17
Semester Three
DAA 2520L Tap 1 2
Or Approved Dance Elective (MT Students are required to take 1 semester of Tap)
MVV 1411 Voice (minimum of 12 credits of voice required) 2
MUT 1111 Music Theory 1 2
MUT 1241L Aural Skills 1 1
THE 2001 American Musical Theatre History 3
Or Gen Ed (State Core Gen Ed Humanities
TPP 2220 Musical Theatre Auditions and Business Management 1
TPP 2282 Movement Training for the Actor 1 3
TPP 3113 Acting 3 (Critical Tracking) 3
 Credits17
Semester Four
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Physical or Behavioral Sciences OR Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
DAA 3524L Tap 2 2
Or Approved Dance Elective (MT Students are required to take 1 semester of Tap)
MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1 1
MVV 1411 Voice (Critical Tracking; minimum of 12 credits of voice required) 2
TPP 2250 Musical Theatre Workshop 1
TPP 4114 Acting 4 (Critical Tracking) 3
THE 4950 Production Workshop 1
Gen Ed Composition 3
 Credits16
Semester Five
DAA 2580L Broadway Dance Styles 1 2
MVV 1411 Voice (Critical Tracking; minimum of 12 credits of voice required) 2
THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International) 3
Theatre Studies elective 1 3
Content Generation elective 3
Gen Ed Biological or Physical 3
 Credits16
Semester Six
DAA 2581L Broadway Styles 2 2
MVV 1411 Voice (minimum of 12 credits of voice required) 2
TPP 2250 Musical Theatre Workshop 1
TPP 3252 20th Century Musical Theatre (Critical Tracking) 2
TPP 4950Production Workshop 1
Technique/Skills elective 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3
 Credits14
Semester Seven
MVV 1411 Voice (minimum of 12 credits of voice required) 2
TPP 3253 21st Century Musical Theatre (Critical Tracking) 2
TPP 4941 Musical Theatre Practicum 1
Technique/Skills elective 3
Gen Ed State Core Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Gen Ed State Core Composition 3
 Credits14
Semester Eight
THE 4959 Senior Project (Critical Tracking) 2
TPA 4505 Commercial Theatre Industry 3
Theatre Studies Elective 1 3
Gen Ed Physical or Biological Science or Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits124
1

Must be an elective that satisfies a Gen Ed requirement.


Theatre Studies
THE 3173Contemporary European Theatre3
THE 3231African American Theatre History and Practice3
THE 3234Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre3
THE 4223Latin American and US Latinx Theatre3
THE 4481Production Dramaturgy3
Content Generation
TPP 3240Solo Performance2
TPP 3402Devising Theatre2
TPP 3311Directing3
TPP 4600Playwriting Workshop3
TPP 4401Comedy Practice2
Technique/Skills
TPP 2260Acting for the Camera3
TPP 3124Beginning Improvisation2
TPP 3290Introduction to the Alexander Technique3
TPP 4123Advanced Improvisation2
TPP 4291Alexander Technique and the Actor3
TPP 4531Stage Combat: Unarmed and Light Weaponry3
TPP 4532Stage Combat: Theatrical Weapon Styles3
TPP 4730Stage Dialects 3

The School of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music prepare Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates as performers and pioneers of musical theatre. The BFA fuses acting, singing and dancing into a single mode of expression to compete in a challenging job market. A commitment to diversity and risk-taking provides an environment that challenges, inspires and stimulates individual creativity in musical theatre artists for the 21st century.

Before Graduating Students Must

  • Satisfactory presentation and faculty evaluation of a jury and a senior project.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

Students in the Major Will Learn to

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Content

  1. Analyze and interpret primary examples of musical theatre styles and history.
  2. Prepare and create musical theatre performances.
  3. Analyze and apply effective musical performance strategies.

Critical Thinking

  1. Create strategic song portfolios representative of varied styles for professional auditions.

Communication

  1. Construct a personal process of character creation and actualization through libretto and musical score analysis.

Curriculum Map

I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

Courses SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5
THE 4110 I
THE 4959 R A
TPA 4930 R
TPP 2110 I
TPP 2250 R
TPP 3103 I
TPP 3113 R R R
TPP 3251 I I
TPP 3252 R R
TPP 3253 R R
TPP 4114 R R R
Spring Juries A A A A

Assessment Types

  • Senior project
  • Spring recitals
  • Juries