Professional, career-based Degree in Musical Theatre, Acting, and Dance.
- Offered on the Los Angeles Campus
- Accelerated Option Allows for Degree Completion in 1.5 years
- Access to a Variety of Workshop and Performance Opportunities
- Culminates in an Original Showcase Production in Los Angeles
Program Description +−
The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Musical Theatre program offers interdisciplinary arts training for the emerging musical theatre performer. With a balanced emphasis on music, acting and dance, the curriculum covers musical theatre styles, vocal techniques, scene study and dance styles. Students learn professional rehearsal and performance principles such as commitment, teamwork and collaboration within varied creative processes. Audition technique and career preparation courses help prepare students to work in the uniquely demanding and fulfilling performing arts industry. In their final semester, students perform in an original production crafted specifically for each cast.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the AOS Musical Theatre program should be able to:
- Employ a broad range of acting knowledge, including the ability to create characters convincingly and project one’s self believably in word and action into imaginary circumstances within musical and nonmusical performance.
- Demonstrate analytical and performance skills required in musicals and plays from various genres, and styles and historical periods.
- Demonstrate movement and dance technique that is properly aligned and aesthetically appropriate to the necessary storytelling.
- Demonstrate foundational technical proficiency in voice and speech, including the production of clear, articulate and expressive speech and versification skills.
- Define the history, literature and analysis of musical theatre and other appropriate music areas as they relate to theatrical performance.
- Demonstrate foundational technical proficiency in musicality, including skill in the understanding of written rhythm, written music and musical forms.
- Demonstrate foundational technical proficiency in singing, including vocal range, pitch, breath support and vocal styles.
- Apply the basic business procedures of an actor/singer’s profession, including auditions, résumés and professional self- promotion.