Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Performing Arts

Please note this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper order. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

MUS 117Musicianship for Performing Arts I

1

MUS 127Music Theory for Performing Arts I

3

MUS 251Voice

1

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

SPE 100Voice and Diction

4

THR 101Improvisation for the Theatre

3

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:18

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

MUS 118Musicianship for Performing Arts II

1

MUS 128Music Theory for Performing Arts II

3

MUS 251Voice

1

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

THR 200Movement for the Actor

3

THR 245Technical Theatre

1

One of the following:

DAN 110Ballroom Dance I

2

DAN 145Dance Partnering for the Stage

2

DAN 210Ballroom Dance II

2

and

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

MUS 217Musicianship for Performing Arts III

1

MUS 251Voice

1

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

THR 201Acting I for Majors

3

DAN 149Beginning Ballet I

2

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

and

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

Total Credit Hours:18

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

MUS 251Voice

1

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

MUS 242Career Development and Audition Seminar

3

THR 202Acting II for Majors

3

DAN 141Beginning Jazz Dance

2

or

DAN 241Intermediate Jazz Dance

2

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

DAN 144Beginning Tap Dance

2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

MUS 238Music Theater Workshop

1

THR 243Studio Theatre Participation

0-1

THR 320Play Analysis

3

General Elective

3-4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

DAN 246Musical Theatre Dance

2

MUS 251Voice

1

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

THR 308Development of Musical Theatre

3

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

THR 243Studio Theatre Participation

0-1

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

3-4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

MUS 251Voice

1

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

MUS 243Performance Internship

1

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

THR 243Studio Theatre Participation

0-1

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

MUS 251Voice

1

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS 446Senior Recital/Showcase

0-1

MUS Ensemble (Minimum of 1 per semester)

0-1

THR 240Theatre Participation

0-1

THR 243Studio Theatre Participation

0-1

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:13

MUS 243: optional elective

MUS 269: must receive “satisfactory” every term

MUS 446: may be completed fourth fall or spring term

THR 243: optional elective

Total Credit Hours: 127-128

Dance Opportunities

Dance students are encouraged to perform in numerous public presentations. Additionally, opportunities for performance, assistant teaching, demonstrating and choreographing are arranged on an individual basis.

Music Ensemble Information

Students in the performing arts major are required to have a minimum of 8 credit hours of music ensembles for the completion of their degree programs.

THR 240, 241, 242 and THR 245 Information

Students in the performing arts major may enroll in either THR/MUS 240 or 241, Musical/Theatre-Production Participation, and THR 242, Cabaret/Studio Theatre Participation, for a maximum of 3 credit hours as optional electives. THR 245, Technical Theatre, is a required course. These courses are designed to give students college credit for the practical experience gained while performing in, or technically assisting with, a musical production or theatre presentation at The University of Tampa.

Senior Showcase Information

Any student planning a Senior Showcase is required to enroll in a studio voice lesson (MUS 251) during the semester in which the project is to be performed. Students in the performing arts major are required to present a senior performance project during their final year for the completion of the degree program.