Musical Theatre Level I Certificate


The Musical Theatre Certificate Level I Certificate (formerly Musical Theatre Certificate) is designed to prepare the student for entry-level performance competency in the field of Musical Theatre and lead to specific areas of employment in musical theater production as well as television, theme parks, cruise ships and education. Related career opportunities include, but are not limited to performer, dancer, singer, director and choreographer. This certificate requires a total of 18.5 - 21.5 units.

Required Dance Courses (4 units):
DANC 140 F Introduction to Ballet2
DANC 141 F Ballet I: Beginning Ballet2
Required Music Courses (2 units):
THEA 191 F Beginning Musical Theatre Ensemble Voice1
THEA 291 F Intermediate Musical Theatre Ensemble Voice1
Required Theatre Arts Musical Theatre Courses (6 units):
THEA 184 F Beginning Musical Theatre I (formerly THEA 125 F and THEA 186 F)3
THEA 185 F Beginning Musical Theatre II (formerly THEA 138 F and THEA 187 F)3
Required Theatre Arts Courses (3.5 units):
THEA 153 F Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F).5
THEA 180 FBeginning Principles of Acting 13
Restricted Electives (performance courses) - select one course (1-3 units):1-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Concert Production1
Beginning Musical Theatre Production 23
Restricted Electives - select one course (2-3 units):2-3
Theatrical City Tours: New York2
Musical Theatre History3
Total Units18.5-21.5

Outcome 1: Explain, discriminate and relate the professional work ethic of Musical Theatre.

Outcome 2: Identify and apply specific skills, knowledge, and creativity for professional development and employment in Musical Theatre.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate the ability to perform dance sequences.

Outcome 4: Describe and demonstrate rhythm and note reading skills in the sight-singing of vocal exercises.

Outcome 5: Apply and integrate analytical skills through written script analysis, written and verbal evaluation of peer performances and of live theatrical productions.