Lyric Theatre: Creative, BMA

for the degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts Major in Lyric Theatre, Creative Concentration


department website: https://music.illinois.edu

department faculty: Music Faculty


college catalog page: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: https://www.faa.illinois.edu/


In addition to the Music and Lyric Theatre core areas, students who choose the Creative Concentration must also complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of coursework within the concentration. Students may choose a combination of the below courses in consultation with and approval of their advisor. At least six (6) hours must be taken from the first three (3) courses which deal with the performance of original work. With the other courses, similar type classes may be substituted with the approval of the Lyric Theatre faculty.

for the degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts Major in Lyric Theatre, Creative Concentration


General Education and College Orientation 

Orientation to Arts at Illinois
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
General Education Requirements
Composition I4
Advanced Composition3
Humanities and the Arts 16
Cultural Studies: Western/Comparative Culture(s) 23
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Culture(s) 23
Cultural Studies: US Minority Culture(s) 23
Natural Sciences and Technology6
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Quantitative Reasoning I and II6
Foreign Language0-12
Total Hours41-53

Music Core Coursework

Music Theory and Musicianship
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 201Music Theory and Practice III2
MUS 107Musicianship I2
MUS 108Musicianship II2
MUS 207Musicianship III2
MUS 208Musicianship IV1
Musicology
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect2
MUS 313The History of Music I 13
MUS 314The History of Music II 13
Performance Studies
Ensemble 38
MUS 181Voice8
MUS 172Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I 42
MUS 173Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II 42
MUS 454Advanced Keyboard Skills I 42
Total Hours 539-41

Lyric Theatre Core Coursework

Music
MUS 121Italian Diction1
MUS 125English Diction and Dialects1
MUS 422Musical Theatre Repertoire2
MUS 467Lyric Theatre Voice8
MUS 468Lyric Studio (Section A)8
MUS 472Senior Project Showcase2
Language
ITAL 101Elementary Italian I4
Dance
DANC 101
DANC 102
Modern Dance I
and Modern Dance II (or DANC 107 & DANC 108: Ballet I and II)
4
DANC 209Lyric Theatre Dance2
Theatre
THEA 100Practicum I2
THEA 170Fundamentals of Acting I3
THEA 175Fundamentals of Acting II3
One Somatics class required from the below courses1
Introduction to Somatics
Yoga Fundamentals
Alexander Tech for Dancers
Alexander Technique Practicum
Total Hours41

Creative Concentration Requirements


Minimum required major and supporting course work: In addition to the Music and Lyric Theatre core areas, students who choose the Creative Concentration must also complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of coursework within the concentration. Students may choose a combination of the below courses in consultation with and approval of their advisor. At least six (6) hours must be taken from the first three (3) courses which deal with the performance of original work. With the other courses, similar type classes may be substituted with the approval of the Lyric Theatre faculty.

Choose a minimum of six (6) hours from the courses below
MUS 468Lyric Studio (Section C)4
DANC 259Contact Improv for Act/Mus/Dan1-4
DANC 424Collaborative Performance2
Choose from these courses to complete the Creative Concentration
MUS 106Beginning Composition2
MUS 206Intermediate Composition2
MUS 209Music, Sound, Technology3
MUS 404Contemp Compos Techniques2
MUS 406Advanced Composition3
MUS 426Orchestration3
MUS 446Songwriting2
DANC 262Choreographic Process I2
THEA 211Introduction to Playwriting3
THEA 212Introduction to Directing3
THEA 220Survey of Theatrical Design3
THEA 410Dramaturgs Workshop3 or 4
THEA 411Playwrights Workshop3
THEA 412Directors Workshop3
THEA 453Introduction to Theatre Sound3
THEA 454Sound Design I3
THEA 455Sound Design II2