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Sample Curriculum – Musical Theater

Term   Course   Credit
Hours
Fall
Year 1
  MUS 121A – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 125A Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 140Q – Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
  DANC 114 - Core: Movement Fundamentals   3
  ENG 101 – Composition   3
  QL 101 - Quantitative Literacy   3
  MUS 100 - Convocation   0
  Total   17
Spring
Year 1
  MUS 121B – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 125B Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 140Q – Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
ENG 102 – English Composition   3
  SPC 101 - Public Speaking (Foundations)   3
  RA 101 - Reasoning and Argumentation   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   17

Fall
Year 2
  MUS 221A – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 225A – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 240Q Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
  DANC 210A - Beginning Modern (Health Exp.)   3
  FL 101 (Humanities - Breadth)   4
  MUS 100   0
  THEA 199 - Theatre Production Elective   0
  Total   17
Spring
Year 2
  MUS 221B – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 225B – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 240Q  Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
  DANC 221A - Beginning Ballet (Health Exp.)   2
  THEA 112B - Creating a Role   3
  FL 102 (ICS - Breadth)   4
  MUS 100   0
  Total   17

Fall
Year 3
  MUS 340Q - Applied Lessons   2
  MUS 139A - Diction   2
  MUS 342 - Musical Theatre Ensemble   1
  Theatre Elective   3
  DANC 213 - Beginning Tap Dance   1
  MUS 100 - Convocation   0
  THEA 199 - Theatre Production Elective   0
  Total   13
Spring
Year 3
  MUS 340Q - Applied Lessons   2
  MUS 357B – Music History   3
  MUS 343 - Seminar in Audition Techniques   1
  Theatre Elective   3
  DANC 212B - Advanced Jazz Dance   1
  Physical Science elective w/ LAB (Breadth)   4
  MUS 100 - Convocation   0
  Total   14

Fall
Year 4
  MUS 440Q - Applied Lessons   2
  MUS 342 - Musical Theatre Ensemble   1
  MUS 100 - Convocation   0
  DANC 314 - Broadway Styles   1
  THEA 392 - American Musical Theatre (EUSC)   3
  Social Science Elective (Breadth)   3
  Music Elective    3
  Total   13
Spring
Year 4
  MUS 440Q - Applied Lessons   2
  MUS 342 - Musical Theatre Ensemble   1
  THEA 150, 160, or 170 (select one)   3
  THEA 220 - Directing for the Stage   3
  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)   3
  MUS 100 - Convocation   0
  MUS 400  Senior Assignment   0
  Total   12


TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer students should contact the department for a review of credentials and placement at least 30 days before the beginning of the term for which entry is desired. Transfer Credit Equivalency Guides are located at siue.edu/transfer.

* For a transfer student to declare a major or minor in the Music Department at SIUE, the student must pass a successful entrance audition by the appropriate area auditioning committee, including the director of the area’s large ensemble. The student will then be placed at the appropriate level of applied lessons.

Before any transfer credits are accepted, the student must test for proficiency in the following areas: Piano, Theory, and History. If the student does not successfully pass, the Music Department will decline the credit towards the major. However, these credits can transfer in as elective credits towards graduation.

Music Theory and Composition

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