Musical Theater: AA Degree

This degree provides a foundation in musical theater for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater or pursuing a career in the music entertainment industry. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required courses for one of three areas of emphasis and work with a counselor to determine the appropriate pattern of general education courses based on the student’s individual educational goals.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Hear, identify and manipulate with fluency in sound and notation the elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, timbre, and texture.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in solo and collaborative performance including technical competency, sight-reading, interpretive skill and artistic self-expression.
  3. Think, speak and write clearly and effectively about music.
Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses (12 units)
MUSI-121Music Theory I3
MUSI-170Musical Theater Performance3
THEA-100Introduction to Theater3
THEA-110Acting I3
Required Electives (9 units)
Complete 9 units from the following courses:9
Fundamentals of Music
Music Theory II
Audition Techniques for Musical Theater
Musical Theater Voice I
Musical Theater Voice II
College Chorale
Musical Theater Performance
Musical Revue Performance
Musical Theater Performance: Young Audiences
Musical Theater Performance: Contemporary
Musical Theater Voice III
Musical Theater Voice IV
Musical Theater Production: Repertory
Dance Theater Production
Acting for Fun and Profit
Musical Theater Production: Young Audiences
Musical Theater Production: Broadway
Musical Theater Production: Contemporary
Total Units21

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.