Follow your passion for music theatre with this minor dedicated to training you, the 21st century artist, in singing, acting and dancing while you major in an associated or contrasting area of study.
The minor program in music theatre allows students with a background, interest or passion in music theatre to continue their studies and further explore the craft.
Students develop skills through performance-based small group classes and private instruction, and coursework also includes the study of theoretical and historical elements of music and theatre.
At A Glance
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BMUS in performance (music theatre)
Other Enrollment Requirements: An audition for music theatre is required for entrance into the minor or BIS concentration and MUP 121 and MUP 170 study. Audition criteria are determined by area faculty.Audition repertoire can be found on this website: https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/admissions/music/undergraduate-auditions. Students interested in pursuing the music theatre minor should submit an application at https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/degree-programs/music-theatre-minor.
Advisors should not add the minor until the student presents an acceptance letter from the School of Music, Dance and Theatre Academic Affairs Office confirming that the student has successfully passed the audition.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure they take an appropriate set of courses. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide.
Graduates with a minor in music theatre have additional expertise which can help them as they pursue careers in arts administration, acting, performance or teaching.