Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Musical Theatre Immersion Program
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 Program Highlights

  • The ĭmáGen New Musical Program

    • Our Students have worked directly under Broadway Directors, Composers, Choreographers and Actors like:
      • Ryan Scott Oliver, We Foxes, Jasper in Deadland, Darling, 35MM
      • Gabriel Barre, Broadway: Amazing Grace
      • Joe Barros, Broadway: Gigi
      • Hannah Elles, Broadway: Bright Star, Godspell
      • Katie Thompson, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Giant
      • Jennifer Werner, Broadway: The Book of Mormon
      • Carrie Manolakos, Broadway: Mamma Mia, Dear Evan Hansen
      • Justin Matthew Sargent, Broadway: Bonnie and Clyde, Spider-Man
      • Joshua Stephen Kartes, Broadway Sings, Broadway Sessions

  • Opportunity for three musical Productions a year!

    • ĭmáGen New Musical Production
    • Mainstage Musical Production
    • Professional Summer Theatre Production – Summer Circle Theatre Company


  • Connectivity with Wharton Center’s Broadway Series

    • Guest Artists in the classroom
    • Backstage access to meet artists and technicians
    • Student discounts for Broadway touring productions


  • The Musical Theatre Touring Company

    • A Musical Theatre inspired Touring group that performs at select venues around the country with an elite group of students from the immersion program


  • Supportive Faculty with Broadway experience

    • Amazing Grace, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, and Grease



American Idiot

Urinetown: The Musical






The Minor in Musical Theatre, which is administered by the Department of Theatre, offers a unique opportunity for students to study musical theatre and its practical foundations. The minor consists of individually prescribed blocks of courses designed to provide a guided performance and academic experience tailored to each student’s career goals. The Minor in Musical Theatre prepares students for careers that are directly related to musical theatre while affording opportunities to expand creative, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills that will prove useful in many professional areas.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. Students must undergo a talent assessment in the spring of their Freshman year as well as have completed or signed up to complete THR 101. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. At least 12 unique credits counted towards the requirements for a student’s minor must not be used to fulfill the requirements for that student’s major.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate adviser in the Department of Theatre.

Degree Requirements

Complete 19 credits from the following courses:

1. All of the following courses (13 credits): 

THR 101 - Acting I (3 credits)
THR 202L - Voice Studio I Laboratory (4 credits)
THR 204 - Topics in Acting/Directing I (Ensemble, 2 credits)
THR 304 - Topics in Acting/Directing II (Duets, 2 credits)
THR 495 - Musical Theatre Workshop (Solo, 2 credits)

Students should enroll in the appropriate topic for THR 204 and 304 as directed by the academic advisor.

2. A minimum of 6 credits from the following courses (2 credits each):

DAN 251 - Introduction to Dance
DAN 351 - Dance Technique I

DAN 352 - Dance Technique II
DAN 451 - Dance Technique III
DAN 452 - Dance Technique IV

For an appointment to set up the Minor in Theatre, please contact:
Amy Lampe
542 Auditorium Rd
Department of Theatre
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-6691 or lampeamy@msu.edu
To make an appointment, go to http://msu.campus.eab.com