By combining studio practice with curricular discovery and performance opportunities, the Musical Theatre Interdisciplinary Minor cultivates students who are actively engaged in honing their craft. No matter your major, you will still gain an equal balance between practice, theory, and analysis through Dance, Music, and Theatre training.
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.
Foundationally, dance offers pathways to activating the body’s expressive potential and encourages naturalness and spontaneity of movement. At each step along the way, dance students move from foundational courses to more advanced level courses where you explore improvisational structures and compositional tools to heighten your kinetic awareness and broaden your movement vocabularies.
By studying voice and musicianship with the Music Department curriculum, students will gain proper vocal technique and an understanding of pitch, rhythm, and musicality that will create dynamic performers in the rehearsal room and on stage. Musical Theatre students will experience one-on-one instruction and performance opportunities with the Furman Music Lyric Theater program.
The best musical theatre performers are the ones who tell a story through song and dance, and that ability comes from intense study of acting technique with our Theatre Arts Department. By studying acting at multiple levels and participating in contemporary musical productions with Furman Theatre, you’ll discover the intention and characterization behind every song.