Four-Year Graduation Plan

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

The musical theatre program at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year graduation plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English.

The Music courses should be taken in the sequence suggested. Students may wish to rearrange the General Education classes but are cautioned to check for prerequisites that can affect graduation planning.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
MUS 153 - Applied Voice1
THE 121 Acting Studio I3
THE 122 The Tools of the Actor3
DAN 130 Dance Fundamentals I2
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
ENG 110 Writing I3
MUS 100 Music Fundamentals2
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
MUS 153 - Applied Voice1
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab1
THE 221 Acting Studio II3
MUS 226 - Voice and Movement2
DAN 131 Dance Fundamentals II2
CIS/CSC 101 - Computers for Learning 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Total hours19

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
MUS 253 - Applied Voice1
MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I3
MUS 137 Piano Class I1
MUS 280 Musical Theatre Workshop2
THE 321 Acting Studio III3
DAN 216 Elementary Modern Dance3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
Total hours19

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 253 - Applied Voice1
MUS 280 Musical Theatre Workshop2
THE 224 Stage Makeup I1
THE 421 Acting Studio IV3
DAN 230 Elementary Ballet3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics3
HST 121/122 - Survey of U.S. History3
MUS 298 Upper Division Applied Status0
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 353 - Applied Voice1
MUS 343 Musical Theatre History I3
THE 451 Auditions2
DAN 125 Tap Dance I2
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science4
DAN 245 Elementary Jazz Dance3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 353 - Applied Voice2
MUS 344 Musical Theatre History II3
MUS 380 Musical Theatre Workshop2
THE 328 Stage Combat3
MUS 239 Introduction to World Music3
AST 114 Survey of Astronomy4
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
MUS 453 - Applied Voice2
MUS 480 Musical Theatre Workshop2
THE 255 Lighting Design I2
THE 256 Lighting Lab1
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Total hours13

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 498 Senior Recital2-4
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I2
THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab1
THE 424 Dialects1
ENG 203, 205, or 215 - Creative Writing3
DAN 345 Intermediate Jazz Dance3
DAN 323 Musical Theatre Styles2
GEN 499 - Exit Exam0
Total hours14