Musical Theatre (B.F.A.) - Resident

Musical Theatre (B.F.A.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
THEA 211Theatre History I3
THEA 231Script Analysis3
Communications Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
THEA 212Theatre History II3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours47-50

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.)EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.)THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements 

Major Core
MUSC 105Harmonic Practices and Theory I3
MUSC 107Musicianship I1
MUSC 112Group Piano II1
MUSC 118Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre I1
MUSC 119Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre II1
MUSC 121Voice (Freshman) 11
MUSC 122Voice (Freshman)1
MUSC 221Voice Sophomore1
MUSC 222Voice Sophomore1
MUSC 321Voice (Junior)1
MUSC 322Voice (Junior)1
THEA 108Ballet and Modern3
THEA 109Tap and Jazz3
THEA 201Acting I3
THEA 202Stagecraft3
THEA 208Ballet and Modern II3
THEA 209Tap and Jazz II3
THEA 241Voice for the Stage I3
THEA 243Voice for the Stage II3
THEA 251Musical Theatre I3
THEA 300Theatre Practicum1
THEA 300Theatre Practicum1
THEA 300Theatre Practicum1
THEA 300Theatre Practicum1
THEA 301Acting II3
THEA 308Advanced Techniques in Musical Theatre Choreography3
THEA 321Stage Movement I3
THEA 351Musical Theatre II3
THEA 381Christian Aesthetics in Theatre1
THEA 401Acting III3
THEA 421Stage Combat I3
THEA 441Stage Accents3
THEA 471Period Styles I3
THEA 481Careers in Professional Theatre3
THEA 491Senior Capstone1
Total Hours73

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
MUSC 105 Harmonic Practices and Theory I 3
MUSC 118 Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre I 1
THEA 108 Ballet and Modern 3
THEA 201 Acting I 3
THEA 202 Stagecraft 3
Second Semester
Communications Elective 1 3
Technology Competency 2 0-3
MUSC 107 Musicianship I 1
MUSC 112 Group Piano II 1
MUSC 119 Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre II 1
THEA 109 Tap and Jazz 3
THEA 231 Script Analysis 3
Second Year
First Semester
RSCH 201 Research 3
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 1
THEA 211 Theatre History I 3
THEA 241 Voice for the Stage I 3
THEA 301 Acting II 3
Second Semester
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
MUSC 122 Voice (Freshman) 1
THEA 209 Tap and Jazz II 3
THEA 212 Theatre History II 3
THEA 243 Voice for the Stage II 3
THEA 300 Theatre Practicum 1
Third Year
First Semester
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
MATH Elective 1 3
MUSC 221 Voice Sophomore 1
THEA 208 Ballet and Modern II 3
THEA 251 Musical Theatre I 3
THEA 300 Theatre Practicum 1
THEA 321 Stage Movement I 3
Second Semester
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
MUSC 222 Voice Sophomore 1
THEA 300 Theatre Practicum 1
THEA 381 Christian Aesthetics in Theatre 1
THEA 401 Acting III 3
THEA 481 Careers in Professional Theatre 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
MUSC 321 Voice (Junior) 1
THEA 421 Stage Combat I 3
THEA 441 Stage Accents 3
THEA 471 Period Styles I 3
THEA 491 Senior Capstone 1
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
MUSC 322 Voice (Junior) 1
THEA 300 Theatre Practicum 1
THEA 308 Advanced Techniques in Musical Theatre Choreography 3
THEA 351 Musical Theatre II 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to for more information.

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