Musical Theater

program emphasis

This program provides some of the preparation for transfer to programs in dance, voice, acting, movement and provides basic training in musical theater and theater.

Career Options

Some career options listed require a baccalaureate degree: musical theater stage performer, actor, television actor/performer, choreographer, stage chorus actor, show dancer, stage movement instructor, high school and elementary movement and dance instructor, creative dramatics instructor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Musical Theatre is the most diversified area of the dramatic arts. Our focus in training students is to integrate three art forms: acting, singing and dancing into a single mode of expression. Our students explore the unique relationship that exists among these three disciplines, in order to compete as performers in a challenging job market. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Associate in Arts Degree: Visual and Performing Arts, Musical Theatre

This program provides fundamental skills and theory in musical comedy, theatre and music both for transfer students and for persons interested in participating in theatre and musical theatre productions.

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Effectively practice Musical Theatre arts through involvement in the creation and presentation of public performances in Musical Theatre.
  • Explain and practice basic production processes such as acting, scenic, costume, make-up design, and technical operations related to production.
  • Identify/describe the historical and cultural dimensions of Musical Theatre, including the works of leading musical theatre playwrights, and composers.
  • Acquire the discipline, cooperation, accountability, and perseverance necessary for positive self-identification an success in life.