The Concentration in Musical Theater began in the Fall of 2008. Excitement about the budding new program has been rapidly increasing since its inception. Students study with the Department of Theater's excellent full-time faculty as well as Visiting Instructors from the professional musical theater. Interested incoming theater students are auditioned by the Head of Musical Theater, Director of Movement and a representative from Acting to gain entrance into the Musical Theater Concentration. The audition is rigorous and includes singing, dancing and acting. High school seniors, college freshmen, and transfer students are invited to audition for acceptance into the Musical Theater Concentration.
New Musical Theater concentration students are accepted only in the fall semester.
Auditions for the 2014-2015 school year will be held:
- February 8, 2014 - 10:00AM and 1:00PM
- February 23, 2014 - 10:00AM and 1:00PM
- March 9, 2014 - 10:00AM and 1:00PM
Please e-mail email@example.com to request an audition appointment. In your e-mail, include whether you prefer the morning or afternoon session on the audition date you selected (for example: "February 8 - morning").
- 2 contrasting musical theater songs (bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided)
- 1 contemporary monologue from a play or musical no longer than 2 minutes in length
- Picture and Resume
- Participation in a dance call, bring appropriate dance clothes.
Please Note: A student cannot be accepted into the Musical Theater Concentration without first being accepted to Temple University.
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Course of Study
The B.A. degree in Theater with a Musical Theater Concentration will be awarded to students who complete the following requirements:
- Graduation requirements of Temple University, including successful completion of the University Core Curriculum
- Completion of the following required Theater requirements with a grade of "C" or better in each course:
|Course Number||Course Name|
|1003||Creativity: Basic (3 s.h.)|
|1096||Introduction to Theater Process (3 s.h.)|
|1231||Acting I (3 s.h.)|
|2411||Introduction to Design (3 s.h.)|
|3001||Theater History I (3 s.h.)|
|3002||Theater History II (3 s.h.)|
|4097||World of the Play (3 s.h.)|
|1087/1187||Production Practicum (1 s.h. per every semester student is a full-time Theater major)|
|Elective:||Non-Dramatic Literature (3 s.h.)|
|(3) Electives:||any of the Arts or Liberal Arts|
|Course Number||Course Name|
|2131||Music Theory/Sightsinging: Basic|
|2231||Speech for the Actor|
|3132||Musical Theater Voice & Acting|
|3012||American Musical Theater History|
|4131||Musical Theater Scene Study|
|4132||Senior Cabaret Workshop|
|4133||Musical Theater: Dress Rehearsal|
|2101||Ballet I for Mus. Thea.|
|2121||Ballet II for Mus. Thea.|
|3101||Jazz I for Mus. Thea.|
|3121||Jazz II for Mus. Thea.|
|4101||Tap for Mus. Thea.|
|4121||Musical Theater Dance Techniques|
|Additionally:||Vocal Instruction every semester you are a Musical Theater Concentration student. See MU 1256, MU 1257, MU 1258, and MU 1259.|
For more information about the degree requirements, visit the Musical Theater Concentration section of the Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin.
Additional Workshops & Seminars
Throughout the Musical Theater Concentration student's 4 years of study, workshops and seminars are made available featuring Musical Theater professionals from New York City and Philadelphia.
To support the Musical Theater Concentration, Temple Theaters will produce an annual musical, either in the Fall or Spring semester. A small scale musical or cabaret (with minimal departmental financial support) featuring Musical Theater Concentration students will be produced in the alternate semester.