Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Musical Theatre

Minimum required: 123 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a major in Musical Theatre requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit:
  2. Admission to the Musical Theatre program is highly competitive and based on an audition/interview with members of the B.F.A. Musical Theatre Program faculty. Prospective students generally audition during their senior year of high school. Interested transfer students must contact the Head of Musical Theatre to see if there are any available slots in their class level; typically, students transferring into the program require four years at Texas State to complete their degree. Students in the program are always on probation, with their work and progress continually evaluated. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8. 

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses. It is recommended that some of the general education core curriculum courses be taken over one or more summer sessions.
  2. Students choose their career path in consultation with the Head of the Musical Theatre program.
  3. A minimum of 36 advanced hours are required.
  4. All Theatre majors are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester.

Course Requirements 

TH 12102
TH 12112
TH 13503
TH 13643
TH 13653
TH 21111
TH 13123
TH 13143
TH 11211
TH 11221
TH 1160 or 21611
TH 1180 or 21811
TH 2161 or 31621
TH 2181 or 31821
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001
TH 22102
TH 22112
TH 33643
TH 33223
TH 23453
TH 31511
TH 31521
TH 31711
TH 3172, 3162, or 31821
TH 3120 (twice)2
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
TH 23543
TH 33203
TH 33213
TH 33903
TH 43903
DAN 31711
TH 31721
Mathematics Component Code 0203
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
TH 3120 (twice)2
MUSP 11351
TH 43613
TH 43643
TH 43913
TH 43923
DAN 3162 or 31821
TH 4120 (twice)2
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Total Hours: 123