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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. The minor requires an audition and interview (click here for details), 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 are interested in the Minor in Musical Theatre should consult the undergraduate adviser in the Department of Theatre.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunity for three musical productions a year!
    • ĭmáGen New Musical Production
    • Mainstage Musical Production
    • Professional Summer Theatre Production – Summer Circle Theatre Company
  • 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
  • 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

Degree Requirements

Complete 19 credits from the following courses:

All of the following courses (13 credits)

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

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

Advising

For an appointment to discuss the Minor in Musical 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

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