The American musical theatre minor creates the opportunity for students to approach the art form from an integrated perspective. The program is designed to provide a quality experience in musical theatre in a liberal arts context. The Performing Arts Department produces a main stage musical each semester in addition to cabaret showcases and recitals that feature musical theatre repertoire.
Note: This is a self-supporting minor and is not directly associated with the musical theatre major. An informal audition is required for acceptance into the music minor.
The Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre in the Performing Arts Department provides comprehensive training in musical theatre while maintaining a firm grounding in the liberal arts. The goal is to foster flexibility and versatility in students to enable them to participate in musical theatre on a number of levels. The program's objectives are far reaching. Students will leave the program with the knowledge and confidence to participate in educational, professional or semiprofessional productions with competence and skill. Performance opportunities include main stage productions, senior voice recitals (usually given in the spring semester of the senior year), singing/dancing in cabarets on and off campus and participating in student-directed productions and workshops.
Graduates are active in community and professional theatre organizations, assist and provide leadership in primary and secondary school productions and often continue their education in musical theatre in an M.F.A. or M.A. program in music, theatre or musical theatre.
Students must audition for admittance to the program. In addition to the College-wide requirements in writing, Quantitative Skills, foreign language and General Education, the B.A. in musical theatre requirements will be met by successful completion of the following courses and portfolio or project assessment:Program Details for Musical Theatre [MUTH]
Note: This is a self-supporting minor and is not directly associated with the musical theatre major.
SUNY Cortland's theatre program offers a solid foundation for students interested in theatre as a career or as broadening college experience. In exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of theatre, students can obtain experience in the mounting of major stage productions as well as in smaller, more innovative theatre activities. Acting, directing, technical theatre, arts management, musical theatre, theatre history and criticism are areas that students can examine.