Musical Theater, A.A.A.

Academic Programs

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Musical Theater program of study provides students with a background in various aspects of musical theatre performance while preparing them for a career in television, film, and stage performance. Students learn theory and practice in the areas of vocal music, acting, and dance. The program prepares students for employment as actors, musicians, dancers, choreographers, directors, producers, and theatre technicians. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.A.) degree.

Job Outlook

There are approximately 276 (Regional) and 665 (State) performing arts jobs. These jobs include actors, dancers, singers, directors, and producers.

What will you do

People with a musical theater a.a.a. degree do a variety of jobs related to the performing arts including acting, dancing, singing, producing, and directing.

Wages

The average wage for a worker in the performing arts is 46,000 per year.

Career Examples

People with a musical theater a.a.a. degree do a variety of jobs related to the performing arts including acting, dancing, singing, producing, and directing.

First Semester

DAN 105 - Dance I 2.0 Credit(s)
DRA 130 - Acting I 3.0 Credit(s)
DRA 162 - Technical Theatre 3.0 Credit(s)
MUA 400 - Applied Voice I 2.0 Credit(s)
MUS 134 - Concert Choir I 1.0 Credit(s)
SPC 112 - Public Speaking 3.0 Credit(s)
DRA 180 - Theatre Lab I 1.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

DAN 106 - Dance II 2.0 Credit(s)
DRA 132 - Acting II 3.0 Credit(s)
DRA 181 - Theatre Lab II 1.0 Credit(s)
DRA 225 - Musical Theater Performance I 3.0 Credit(s)
MUA 401 - Applied Voice II 2.0 Credit(s)
MUS 102 - Music Fundamentals 3.0 Credit(s)
MUS 390 - Show Choir I 1.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Third Semester

DAN 107 - Dance III 2.0 Credit(s)
DRA 226 - Musical Theater Performance II 3.0 Credit(s)
DRA 280 - Theatre Lab III 1.0 Credit(s)
MAT 711 - Business and Financial Mathematics 3.0 Credit(s)
MUA 402 - Applied Voice III 2.0 Credit(s)
MUS 141 - Concert Choir II 1.0 Credit(s)
DRA 187 - The Business of Being a Performing Artist 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

DRA 113 - History of Musical Theater 3.0 Credit(s)
DRA 227 - Musical Theater Performance III 3.0 Credit(s)
DRA 281 - Theatre Lab IV 1.0 Credit(s)
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment 3.0 Credit(s)
MUA 403 - Applied Voice IV 2.0 Credit(s)
MUS 391 - Show Choir II 1.0 Credit(s)
DAN 115 - Hip Hop and Modern Dance 2.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 60.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  1. Display technical and artistic proficiency in acting, singing, and dancing.
  2. Create convincing stage characters utilizing classroom techniques.
  3. Collaborate effectively with a production team.
  4. Create a portfolio of audition materials in preparation for professional auditions.
  5. Devise a career and business plan.

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