Musical Theatre Dance Concentration, BFA

Offered in: Chicago

The BFA in Musical Theatre Dance Concentration is a pre-professional degree program designed to develop a strong foundation in the skills required for a career as a musical theatre performer, focusing particularly on the discipline of dance.  The program is a unique blend of Musical Theatre disciplines for the dancer with training in acting, voice and intensive dance studies in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap and Musical Theatre Dance styles.  Students in the Dance Concentration will receive specialized training in dance pedagogy, kinesiology, and injury prevention.  Dance Concentration students are eligible for casting in musical productions on the mainstage as well as our blackbox productions.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in the Musical Theatre Dance Concentration should already have a strong dance background and be at an intermediate to advanced level of Ballet and Jazz technique.  Applicants to this program should be individuals interested in furthering their Dance training while acquiring training in Acting and Vocal Performance.

Please consult the CCPA Admission and Audition Information webpage for the BFA in Musical Theatre Dance Concentration audition requirements.

Requirements 

Theatre, Dance and Music Requirements
THAR 099PERFORMANCE ATTENDANCE (eight semesters)0
THAR 100FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC THEORY3
THAR 116ENSEMBLE SINGING1
THAR 125MUSICIANSHIP-MUSICAL THEATRE3
THAR 126KEYBOARD SKILL-MUSICAL THEATRE2
THAR 132ANATOMY, KINESIOLOGY, AND NUTRITION3
THAR 191INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL THEATRE1
THAR 206FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING I3
THAR 207FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING II3
THAR 210STAGE MAKE UP I2
THAR 220VOCAL & PHYSICAL PREPARATION I1
THAR 225INTERMEDIATE ACTING I3
THAR 226INTERMEDIATE ACTING II3
THAR 231ACTING ON CAMERA I2
THAR 242VOCAL AND PHYSICAL PREPARATION V: DIALECTS3
THAR 247INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE2
THAR 250FRESHMAN REHEARSAL & PERFORM0
THAR 270THE CREATIVE PROCESS I1
THAR 294HISTORY AND ANALYSIS: THEATRE LITERATURE3
THAR 304SHAKESPEARE TO SHAW: CLASSICAL AND REALISM IN PERFORMANCE3
THAR 320ACTING MUSICAL STAGE I3
THAR 321ACTING FOR MUSICAL STAGE II3
THAR 322ACTING FOR MUSICAL STAGE III3
THAR 324HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE3
THAR 340AUDITION AND THEATRE BUSINESS3
THAR 350REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE (seven semesters)0
THAR 370ADVANCED CREATIVE PROCESS: YOGA3
THAR 371STAGE COMBAT I2
THAR 383AMERICAN THEATER: DRAMATIC VISIONS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE1
TDAN 110JAZZ MTD: BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE1
TDAN 111JAZZ MTD: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED1
TDAN 120BALLET MTD: BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE1
TDAN 121BALLED MTD: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED1
TDAN 131TAP MTD: BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE1
TDAN 180CORE STYLES & TECHNIQUE I6
TDAN 181CORE STYLES & TECHNIQUE II6
TDAN 241MODERN: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED1
TDAN 280CORE STYLES & TECHNIQUE III6
TDAN 281CORE STYLES & TECHNIQUE IV6
TDAN 380CORE STYLES & TECHNIQUE v6
TDAN 381CORE STYLES & TECHNIQUE VI6
Private Voice TVOI (seven semesters)13
General Studies
ACP 110PRIMARY TEXTS3
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING3
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH3
ENG 205INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE3
Four courses outside CCPA (may not include theatre, music or dance)12
Total Credit Hours142