The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Musical Theatre provides students of musical theatre the opportunity to take courses in the three facets of the discipline: Theatre, Music, and Dance. Students must audition to be admitted into the certificate program.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Musical Theatre provides students of musical theatre the opportunity to take courses in the three facets of the discipline: Theatre, Music, and Dance. Students must audition to be admitted into the certificate program.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required:

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses

    Coursework

    This is a 17 credit hour interdisciplinary (Music, Theatre, Dance) certificate in musical theatre.


    17 Credit Hours from the Following:

    • THEA-1291 - Voice and Movement I 3 Credit Hours
    • THEA-2291 - Developing A Character 3 Credit Hours
    • THEA-2395 - Musical Theatre Dance 2 Credit Hours
    • THEA-3591 - Musical Theatre Technique 3 Credit Hours
    • THEA-4412 - The Business of Acting 3 Credit Hours
    • MUSC-1201 - Class Piano I 1 Credit Hours
    • MUSC-2610C - Non-Music-Major Applier: Voice 1 - 2 Credit Hours

    Select One of the Following:

    • MUSC-2750 - Concert Choir 1 Credit Hours
    • MUSC-2760 - Chamber Singers 1 Credit Hours
    • MUSC-2770 - Opera Workshop 1 Credit Hours
  • Faculty

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  • Admissions
  • Dates
  • Objectives

    The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Musical Theatre will:

    • Provide focused introductory training in singing, dancing, and acting;
    • Introduce students to the complexity of training to be a performer;
    • Identify the training and skills needed to be a triple threat for the stage and film;
    • Provide a safe environment for the student artist to flourish.

    This is a 17 credit hour interdisciplinary (Music, Theatre, Dance) certificate in musical theatre. It is an embedded certificate.

    By the completion of this certificate, students will:

    • Develop and apply introductory skills in singing, dancing, and acting to their work in musical theatre;
    • Understand the complexity of training to be a performer;
    • Identify the training and skills needed to be a versatile performer in stage and film.