What is a musical theatre minor?
Musical theatre is one of the most interdisciplinary practices in the creative arts, blending intense music training, acting methodology, and dance practice and technique. The Furman musical theatre interdisciplinary minor takes a holistic approach that guides performers toward mastery of storytelling through one of America’s best-known art forms. By approaching musical theatre as a curricular endeavor, students will gain the ability to move seamlessly through all three disciplines and synthesize their work.
Why minor in musical theatre at Furman?
By combining studio practice with curricular discovery and performance opportunities, the musical theatre interdisciplinary minor cultivates students who are actively engaged in developing their craft. No matter your major, you will gain an equal balance between practice, theory and analysis through dance, music and theatre training.
How will you learn?
Dance students move from foundational courses to more advanced courses where you explore improvisational structures and compositional tools to heighten your kinetic awareness and broaden your movement vocabularies. Music students, by studying voice and musicianship with the music department curriculum, will gain proper vocal technique and an understanding of pitch, rhythm and musicality that will create dynamic performers. Acting students will study acting at multiple levels and participate in contemporary musical productions with Furman Theatre, discovering the intention and characterization behind every song. Get in touch with our admissions team to learn more.
What can you do with a musical theatre minor?
By training students in the foundations of collaborative musical theatre technique, this minor will supplement their major exploration by building skills, enabling exploration and empowering performance through the intersections of dance, music and theatre.
take these skills with you—where ever you go
Performance and appreciation skills will travel with you wherever you go, whether it’s graduate school, community performances or a professional stage career.
Featured musical theatre courses
Sample courses incude:
4Furman Theatre Main Stage productions each season
#6National Liberal Arts Colleges in the Southeast rank from U.S. News and World Report
#12Best College Theater rank by U.S. News and World Report
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There is no limit to the number of minors a student may declare.
A minor program is an excellent way to explore additional interests, gain additional skills to attract future employers, and discover connections between different subjects you’re passionate about. Many students find that completing a minor makes for a more well-rounded and complete educational experience.