These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and by satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credit hours.

  • University Requirements: All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • There will be no requirement to take the GenEd Arts course if all of the following courses are completed with a C- or better: THTR 1096 , THTR 1202 and THTR 1231. If the student changes majors before completing all three courses, s/he must complete a GenEd Arts course to satisfy the requirement for General Education.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and identified with the code "WI".
  • Students must complete Theater Department foundation courses with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • No more than 20 credits of work in the major field may be transferred from another institution. Students must complete at least 16 semester hours in Theater courses at Temple University.
  • All Theater majors must take placement tests in English and mathematics. If a student places into ENG 0701 or MATH 0701 or MATH 0702, these courses must be completed prior to taking the General Education requirement for English and Quantitative Literacy.

Major Requirements

Theater Requirements
THTR 1087Production Practicum (eight times)8
THTR 1096Introduction to Theater Process (WI)3
THTR 1202Fundamentals of Voice and Movement3
THTR 1141Voice I for Musical Theater1
THTR 1142Voice II for Musical Theater1
THTR 1231Acting I3
THTR 1411Welcome Backstage3
THTR 2101Ballet I for Musical Theater1
THTR 2121Ballet II for Musical Theater1
THTR 2141Voice III for Musical Theater1
THTR 2231Speech for the Actor3
THTR 2261Acting II3
THTR 3001History of the Theater I3
THTR 3012American Musical Theater3
THTR 3101Jazz I for Musical Theater1
THTR 3121Jazz II for Musical Theater1
THTR 3131Advanced Jazz for Musical Theater (twice)2
THTR 3132Musical Theater Voice & Acting3
THTR 3151Ballet III for Musical Theater1
THTR 3279Acting III3
THTR 4097World of the Play (WI)3
THTR 4101Tap for Musical Theater1
THTR 4121Musical Theater Dance Techniques1
THTR 4132Senior Cabaret Workshop3
THTR 4221Theater as a Profession3 to 4
Music Requirements
MUSC 1201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 1202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 1407Piano for Non-Music Majors I1
MUSC 2201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 2202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 3201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 3202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 3231Musical Theater Scene Study2
MUSC 3232Musical Theater Voice & Acting2
MUSC 3300Choral Ensemble (three times)3
MUSC 4201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 4202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 4233Musical Theater: Dress Rehearsal2
MUST 1701Music Theory for Non-Music Majors2
MUST 1705Music Theory for Non-Music Majors II3
MUST 1741Aural Theory I2