UMD Department of Theatre

Upon entrance as a B.F.A. musical theatre emphasis candidate, any student who has had extensive music, song and/or dance training may be able to test out of certain introductory classes if they wish. Testing out of classes will require a proficiency performance. Contact the Theatre Department for more information. The following is a suggested example plan for the B.F.A. Theatre, Musical Theatre Emphasis program.
It does not contain the liberal education requirements, and is in accordance with the UMD catalog.

B.F.A. Theatre, Musical Theatre Emphasis

WRIT 1120 College Writing (3)

TH 1114 MuTh: Theory/Sight Sing (3)

TH 1118 Voice and Movement (3)

TH 1699 Theatre Practicum (2)

TH 1801 Elements of Theatre (3)

SSP 1000 UMD Seminar (1)

MU 1112 Ear Train & Sight Sing I (1)

MU 1312 Voice* (1)

DN 1111 Jazz I (2) or

DN 1131 Ballet Tech I (2)

Freshmen Year

Fall

WRIT 1120 College Writing (3)

TH 1071 Musical Th History (3)

TH 1112 Acting I (3)

TH 1116 Audition Tech (3)

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting (4)

DN 1111 Jazz Dn Tech I (2) or

DN 1131 Ballet Tech I (2)

LIB ED Course

Spring

TH 0901 BFA Qualifying Presentation (0)

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting (4)

TH 1451 Stage Makeup (3)

TH 2112 Acting II: Realism (3)

TH 2118 Speech for the Actor (3)

TH 2801 Play Analysis (3)

DN 1111 Jazz Dn Tech I (2) or

DN 1121 Tap Dn Tech I (2) or

DN 1131 Ballet Tech I (2)

MU 15xx Choir Selection** (1)

LIB ED Course (3)

Sophomore Year

Fall

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting (4)

TH 2113 Acting III: Classic Styles (3)

TH 2114 Acting: Mu Theatre (3)

DN 1111 Jazz Dn Tech I (2) or

DN 1131 Ballet Tech I (2) or

DN 3211 Jazz Dn Tech II (2) or

DN 3221 Tap Dn Tech II (2)

MU 15xx Choir Selection** (1)

MU 1322 Piano* (1)

LIB ED Course (3)

Spring

TH 3151 Stage Combat/Circus (3)

TH 3201 Stage Direction(3)

TH 4801 History of Theatre I (3)

DN 1121 Tap Dance Technique I (2) or

DN 3231 Ballet Technique II (2)

TH Practicum (2)

LIB ED Course

LIB ED Course

Junior Year

Fall

TH 3331 Scene Design I (3) or

TH 3441 Costume Design I (3)

TH 4802 History of Theatre II (3)

DN 3211 Jazz Dance Technique II (2) or

DN 3221 Tap Dance Technique II (2)

TH Practicum (2)

WRIT 3110 Advanced Writing (3)

LIB ED Course

Spring

TH 4151 Acting V: Sr Studio (3)

TH Practicum

DN 3231 Ballet Tech II (2)

MU 3510 Opera Studio (1)

LIB ED Course (3)

LIB ED Course (3)

Senior Year

Fall

TH 3331 Scene Design I (3) or

TH 3441 Costume Design I (3)

TH Practicum

DN 4116 MuTh Audition Techniques (3)

LIB ED Course

LIB ED Course

Spring

*SFA Requirement:
1 course from the
following (also meets
a Lib Ed requirement):

Music:
MU 1001 Intro to Music (3),
MU 1111 Survey of American Music (3)


Art & Design:
ART 1001 Art Today (3),
ART 1000 Intro to Art (3),
ARTH 1303 History of World Art I (3), ARTH 1304 History of World Art II (3)