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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Theatre Performance (MTFJ) (84 hours)

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Admission to the program is by prepared audition before the Dance, Music, and Theatre faculty. Additional information is available by contacting the curriculum advisor or via the Web at www.wmich.edu/theatre. Continuance in the program is based upon periodic reviews. Moreover, at the end of the sophomore year, each student must pass a performance jury in order to continue in the program; unanimous approval by each performance area is required. Music Theatre (MTFJ) majors must audition for all staff-directed musical comedy, opera, and operettas each year.

A student must audition and enroll in Level I technique classes in ballet and jazz, or be placed in Level I classes upon completion of remedial work. The student must also be able to enroll in MUS 1600 by passing a Music Qualification Exam. The student may be accepted for up to a one-year probationary period in the program to reach this proficiency level in dance and/or music.

Required Courses In Dance (22 hours)

Ballet (2 hours)

Jazz (4 hours)

Technique (4 hours)


Evaluation of THEA 4960 credits: two of the three evaluators must be either faculty/staff of Western Michigan University or full-time professional staff of the presenting theatre.

Required Courses In Music (24 hours)

Electives (6 hours)

Six hours from courses in the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre, with the consent of the Director of Music Theatre Performance.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Music Theatre Performance B.F.A. degree program will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing requirement by successfully completing:

Additional Requirements

A student must complete all the General Education requirements as outlined in this catalog. Within these specifications, it is recommended that the student take two semesters of foreign language study in French or German.

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