Theatre -Musical Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (B.A.)

Our Musical Theatre track provides students with opportunities to develop their performance skills in the areas of acting, dance and music. Students in this track are required to have an Applied Music minor and must audition for the Department of Music.

Many students attend individual and combined auditions and are hired by professional theatre companies in the summer. AU Theatre Majors have auditioned for and been hired by the following theatre companies:

  • The Huron Playhouse
  • The Barn Theatre
  • Summer Stock at Findlay
  • Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
  • Texas Family Musicals
  • Theatre West Virginia

Audition skills are assessed each year to meet the department student-learning outcome that students will be prepared to audition for professional theatre. Musical Theatre track students present their resume and audition songs each spring as part of the department’s Assessment Auditions and Interviews.

Graduates of the Musical Theatre track prepare themselves for careers as professional actors or for further study in graduate school. Recent graduates are working at theatres in Chicago, New York and Memphis and have been accepted to graduate school at NYU.

In addition to courses in a specialized track, all Theatre majors take courses in acting, design, directing, dramatic literature, history and theatre technology. These foundation courses provide students with the fundamental skills and tools necessary to be a well-rounded
theatre artist.

Foundation Courses:

Musical Theatre Track Courses:

TH 204 Script Analysis TH 109 Stage Movement/Dance I
TH 206 Intro to Technical Theatre TH 110 Stage Movement/Dance II
TH 207 Visual Art of Theatre TH 209 Stage Movement/Dance III
TH 211 Basic Acting Technique TH 212 Building Acting Technique
TH 404 Modern Dramatic Styles TH 303 American Musical Theatre
TH 411 Directing I TH 405 Musical Theatre Performance
TH 418 History of Theatre I
TH 419 History of Theatre II

Select One of the Following:

TH 420 History of Theatre III TH 205 Voice & Articulation
TH 499 Senior Project TH 305 Topics in Performance
TH 313 Scene Study
TH 314 Advanced Scene Study

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Theatre at Ashland University. Our Bachelor of Arts degree offers you the opportunity to master the skills necessary for a career in the theatre, whether your... Read More