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MUS 310 Writing for the Musical Theatre

Course Description:Learn the basic fundamentals of writing the book, music and lyrics for writing musicals.
Course Rotation: NY;Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 150 Minimum Grade of D and MUS 158 Minimum Grade of D

MUS 311 Writing for the Musical Theater II

Course Description: Musical Theatre Writing is a comprehensive art form combining three elements: 1) Music-which is composed of melodies, accompaniment, orchestration, vocal arrangements and more; 2) Lyrics-text set in time; and 3) Book-composed of dialogue, design, character, plot and story. In this course, students will be exposed to and will learn the basics of creating a full-length musical theatre piece.

Course Rotation:NY: Fall

3 credits

MUS 320 Musical Theater History and Repertoire II

Prerequisite: Junior standing and studying towards a BFA in Musical Theatre.

Course Description: A survey class to introduce students to the history of the American Musical Theatre.

3 credits

MUS 331 Private Voice Lessons V

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Students must be a Music Theater Major.

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

1 credits

MUS 332 Private Voice Lessons VI

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

1 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 331 Minimum Grade of D

MUS 361 Musical Theatre Scene Study

Course Description: This is the third of the four anchor classes in the musical theatre program. Students will explore a series of assigned scene in which the book of a musical is integrated with its score, focusing on the skills needed to perform in a musical. Each student with learns and performs two duets, and one small group number. In addition, a scene exploration paper is required for each song assigned.

3 credits