BA - Theatre & Performance Studies - Musical Theatre Concentration

  • College of the Arts
    Department of Theatre and Performance Studies

    Theatre and Performance Studies, BS (Musical Theatre Concentration)

    Program Information:
    The Theatre and Performance Studies major prepares students for entry into the profession or for graduate study in theatre or other related fields. The Department of Theatre Performance Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies, with concentrations in acting, performance studies, musical theatre and design/technology.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Theatre and Performance Studies - Musical Theatre Concentration degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Students in the concentration are strongly encouraged (not required) to audition for TPS 4020 every semester after taking TPS 4015: Musical Theatre Techniques (MTE). Both courses may count in Concentration Electives, Related Studies, or Applied Professional Categories.
    3. TPS 4020 is repeatable for credit or for 0 credit.
    4. Private voice lessons (TPS 3320) are available by audition. Students must take TPS 4015 (MTE) before auditioning for TPS 3320 (MTT). MTE and MTT may be used to satisfy Applied Professional/APS (6 credits) and/or Related Studies/RS (12 credits) requirements. Dance (DANC 3001) for Musical Theatre: Styles II and Acting II may be used to satisfy Related Studies.
    5. Students who do not participate in MTT or MTE may elect other courses such as TPS 4490, TPS 3050, TPS 4050, internships, study abroad, etc. to satisfy Applied Professional (6 credits) and/or Related Studies (12 credits) requirements.
    6. Tap, Musical Theatre Dance Styles II, Jazz are recommended and may be used to satisfy Related Studies (12 credits) requirements. MUSI ensembles also satisfy Related Studies.
    7. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    8. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-3123
    http://arts.kennesaw.edu/theatre/index.php

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1190
    3
Total: 13

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students are strongly encouraged (not required) to audition for TPS 4020 MTE every semester after taking TPS 4015: Musical Theatre Techniques. Both courses may count in Concentration Electives, Related Studies, or Applied Professional Categories.

Year 1 (Hours: 28)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • TPS or other discipline Upper Division Related Study Course See advisor for list of approved courses.
    3
  • 3
Total: 16
Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
  • MUSI 1107
    3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 16

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • TPS 4490 or TPS 4020 or TPS 3320 or TPS 3398
    3
  • TPS or other Disciplinary-Related Studies Course See advisor for list of approved  courses.
    3
  • 4
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
Total: 18
Year 3 (Hours: 34)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • TPS 4020 and/or TPS 3320
    1
  • TPS 4523 or TPS 4533 or TPS 4543
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 13

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • TPS or other Disciplinary-Related Studies Course See advisor for list of approved courses.
    3
  • TPS 4490 or TPS 4020 or TPS 3320 or TPS 3398
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 28)


Program Total: 122 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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