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

Minimum required: 123 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the B.F.A. major in Musical Theatre 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. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Musical Theatre students choose their career path in consultation with the Head of Musical Theatre.
  3. General education core curriculum requirements must be met. It is recommended that some of the general education hours be taken over one or more summer sessions.
  4. A minimum of 36 advanced hours are required.
  5. 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
MU 13123
MU 13143
MUSP 1121 (twice)2
DAN 1180 or 21811
DAN 1160 or 21611
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
DAN 2161 or 31621
DAN 2181 or 31821
US 11001
TH 22102
TH 22112
TH 33643
TH 33223
TH 23453
DAN 31511
DAN 31521
DAN 31711
DAN 31721
TH 3120 (twice)2
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
COMM 13103
Select one of the following:3
TH 23543
TH 33203
TH 33213
TH 33903
TH 43903
DAN 31711
DAN 31721
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
TH 3120 (twice)2
MUSP 11351
TH 43613
TH 43643
TH 43913
TH 43923
DAN 3162 or 31821
TH 4120 (twice)2
Life and Physical Sciences6
PHIL 1305 or 13203
English Literature3
Total Hours: 123