Musical Theater

The Musical Theater Concentration provides students with the tools they need for careers on the musical stage, while enabling them to take advantage of the many opportunities provided by Rutgers–Camden’s well-rounded liberal arts experience.

  • Small class sizes mean students receive lots of personal attention.
  • A faculty of seasoned professional artists who are active in their fields carefully track the progress of each student.
  • Core courses provide rigorous training in acting, dance, singing, complemented by a thorough background in all areas of theater.
  • Performance opportunities in fully-staged, department-presented musicals.
  • Facilities include the Walter K. Gordon Theater, a state-of-the-art 650 seat proscenium house renowned for its near-perfect acoustical properties, and the Black Box Studio, a flexible, intimate performance space.
  • Our proximity to the vibrant Philadelphia and New York theater scenes makes internships highly accessible.

For information about the Musical Theater concentration, contact Prof. Kenneth Elliott.

B.a. Degree Requirements

  • 50:965:123      Voice for the Stage (3)
  • 50:965:124      Movement for the Stage (3)
  • 50:965:202      Play Reading and Analysis (3)
  • 50:965:241      Stagecraft (3)
  • 50:965:271      Acting I (3)
  • 50:965:302      Practicum/Crew Call in Technical Theater (BA)
                              *At least three credits required.
  • 50:965:496      Senior Project (BA)
                               *
    At least one credit required.
  • 50:965:380      History of Theater I (3)
  • 50:965:381      Modern Drama (3)
MUSICAL THEATER CONCENTRATION (21 credits)

The Musical Theater Concentration provides students with well-rounded training in acting, dance, and singing, complemented by a thorough general background in all areas of theater and performance opportunities in department-presented musicals.

  • 50:700:131       Singing for the Stage (3)
  • 50:203:201      Musical Theater Dance (3)
  • 50:965:308     American Musical Theater (3)
  • 50:965:371      Acting II (3)

At least one additional three-credit dance course is required

At least three credits of Applied Voice (50:701:169 Voice I or higher) are required:

Select at least one additional three-credit 300 or 400 level theater elective from any category.

Highly recommended:
50:700:161-162 Basic Musicianship I, II (2, 2)

Literature and History Electives
  • 50:965:240  The Art of Comedy (3)  
  • 50:965:308  American Musical Theater (3)  
  • 50:965:309  American Theater (3)
  • 50:965:310 Experimental Theater (3)  
  • 50:350:331  Shakespeare I (3)  
  • 50:350:332  Shakespeare II (3)  
  • 50:965:345  Theater and Film in Europe (3)  
  • 50:965:361  Survey of Costume History (3)  
Theater Practice Electives  
  • 50:203:201  Musical Theater Dance (3)  
  • 50:203:227  Jazz Dance (3)  
  • 50:965:248  Stage Combat (3)  
  • 50:203:249  Ballet I (3)  
  • 50:965:350  Auditions and the Business of Theater (1)  
  • 50:965:301  Performance (BA)  
  • 50:965:303  Actor Director Workshop (BA)  
  • 50:965:318  Playwriting I (3)  
  • 50:965:319  Playwriting II (3)  
  • 50:965:320  Directing I (3)  
  • 50:965:321  Directing II (3)  
  • 50:965:322  Directing for Film (3)  
  • 50:965:363  Educational/Children’s Theater (3)  
  • 50:965:371  Acting II (3)  
  • 50:965:372  Acting for Film (3)  
  • 50:965:373  Improvisational Theater (3)  
  • 50:965:471  Acting III (3)  
Design and Technology Electives  
  • 50:965:242  Stagecraft II (3)  
  • 50:965:245  Scenic Painting (3) 
  • 50:965:268  Stage Management (3) 
  • 50:965:270  Stage Makeup (3)  
  • 50:965:302  Practicum/Crew Call in Technical Theater (BA)  
  • 50:965:314  Scenic Design (3)  
  • 50:965:361  Survey of Costume History (3) 
  • 50:965:362  Costume Design (3)  
  • 50:965:268  Stage Management (3)  
  • 50:965:382  Lighting Design (3)  

 

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