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.

 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 students are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester.
  5. Students in the program are always on probation, with their work and progress continually evaluated
  6. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
TH 12102TH 12112
TH 1364 (TCCN DRAM 1351)3TH 1365 (TCCN DRAM 1352)3
TH 13123TH 13143
TH 11211TH 11221
TH 1260 or 22612TH 2261 or 32622
TH 1280 or 22812TH 2281 or 32822
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
US 11001 
TH 2111 (TCCN DRAM 1120)1 
 18 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
TH 22102TH 22112
TH 33643TH 31501
TH 3251 or 32522TH 33223
TH 3271 or 42712TH 3252 or 42512
TH 3120 or 41201TH 3272, 4272, DAN 2270, or DAN 32712
TH 13503TH 4120 or 31201
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
 16 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
TH 23543TH 33213
TH 33203TH 23453
TH 33963American History Component Code 0603
TH 4271 or 32712Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
TH 3120 or 41201Mathematics Component Code 0203
American History Component Code 0603 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
TH 43643TH 43963
TH 33423TH 4120 or 31201
TH 3120 or 41201Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
 13 13
Total Hours: 123