Musical Theatre Minor
Anton Belov, D.M.A. • Music (Coordinator)
Lindsey Mantoan, Ph.D. • Theatre (Coordinator)
Linfield's Musical Theatre minor is designed to provide students with the artistic and critical tools to study and perform musical theatre. This interdisciplinary minor is acquired in collaboration between the Music Department and Theatre Program. Students will study the three components that make up the complete musical theatre performer: musicianship, acting, and dance. Additionally, students will analyze the art form, paying particular attention to the ways in which musicals engage issues of gender, sexuality, race, nationality, and identity.
Musical Theatre minors must earn 3 points through their work on Linfield Theatre productions by completing jobs in the following areas: Production Crews or Production Team. Students may receive academic credit for these production assignments by enrolling in appropriate practicum courses. A listing of the jobs in each area and their corresponding points is available from theatre faculty. Minors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.500 in order to enroll in practicum courses and participate in production activities. In addition, students must earn a grade of C- or higher in courses meeting minor requirements.
23 credits total, including:
|THTR 181||ACTING I||3|
|MUSC 210||MUSICIANSHIP I||4|
|MUSC 375||HISTORY OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL (ALSO LISTED AS THTR 375)||4|
|MUSC 119||OPERA THEATRE||1|
|Applied Voice Lessons||2|
|APPLIED MUSIC FOR MINORS (Must take twice)|
|Vocal Ensemble 1||2|
|WILDCAT MEN'S GLEE CLUB|
|3 credits from 3 different courses 2||3|
|BEGINNING MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE|
|BEGINNING TAP DANCE|
|BEGINNING JAZZ DANCE TECHNIQUE|
|BEGINNING BALLET TECHNIQUE|
|Electives (4 credits required) 3||4|
|TOPICS IN THEATRE PERFORMANCE|
|BEGINNING CLASS PIANO|
|INTERMEDIATE CLASS PIANO FOR NON-MAJORS|
|LINFIELD DANCE ENSEMBLE|
|INTERMEDIATE BALLET TECHNIQUE|
|INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE|
|INTERMEDIATE TAP DANCE|
|INTERMEDIATE JAZZ DANCE TECHNIQUE|
|MUSIC AND CIVILIZATION THROUGH THE AGES|
|AMERICAN SENSE IN SOUND|
|MUSIC HISTORY & LITERATURE: AN INTRODUCTION|
1 credit course; must take 2 credits of the same ensemble consecutively in one year.
Intermediate levels may be substituted: MUSC 076: Intermediate Ballet (1 credit); MUSC 079: Intermediate Tap (1 credit); MUSC 084: Intermediate Jazz (1 credit); MUSC 072: Intermediate Modern Dance Technique (1 credit).
Only 1 credit may be a para-curricular course.
Students completing a Musical Theatre minor at Linfield University will have an opportunity to:
- Develop artistic and critical tools to study and perform musical theatre;
- Gain proficiency in the three main areas of musical theatre performance: acting, singing, and dancing;
- Participate in collaborative art-making practices with directors, music directors, choreographers, and designers;
- Understand the interrelations among music, theatre, opera, performance techniques, and performance history.