Program of Study

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Taught in a conservatory-style setting, the Theatre Arts program trains actors in musical theatre performance. In our two-year diploma, you devote equal time to acting, singing and dancing. 

2019/20

Year one

In your first year, you are introduced to the fundamentals of musical theatre and acting. At the end of each term, you apply what you’ve learned in a public performance, one of them a musical. Performances take place in the Theatre Lab.

Term I

     THAR 101 - Acting Skills I
     THAR 104 - Vocal Production for Music Theatre I
     THAR 110 - Dance Skills I
     THAR 140 - Music Theory and Ear Training 1
     ENGL 102 - Analysis and Argument

Term II

     THAR 109 - Performer's Lab
     THAR 141 - Music Theory and Ear Training II
     THAR 151 - Acting Skills II
     THAR 154 - Vocal Production for Music Theatre II
     THAR 160 - Dance Skills II
     ENGL 103 - Introduction to Literature

Year two

In your second year, you build on the acting, dancing and singing skills you learned in the first year. Then, you showcase your talent with three musical theatre performances, one in the Theatre Lab and two in the John L. Haar Theatre.

Term III

     THAR 201 - Acting Skills III
     THAR 206 - Performance I
     THAR 240 - Music Theory and Ear Training III
     THAR 204 - Vocal Production for Musical Theatre III
     THAR 250 - Dance Skills III

Term IV

     THAR 251 - Acting Skills IV
     THAR 256 - Performance II
     THAR 254 - Vocal Production for Music Theatre IV
     THAR 260 - Dance Skills IV


The program of study may change from year to year. The authoritative source for course descriptions and the rules and regulations that apply to students is the Academic Calendar.


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