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Any VCU student may declare a minor in musical theatre with approval from the Department of Theatre. The musical theatre minor comprises 18 credits of which a minimum of nine credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. A musical theatre adviser counsels each student about the selection of appropriate courses based on the student’s competence and interest. Depending on audition results and course prerequisites, students may select from the following to meet their minor requirements:

Course Title Hours
APPL 200Applied Lessons1
DANC 133Introduction to Ballet Technique I2
DANC 134Introduction to Ballet Technique II2
DANC 183Introduction to Modern Dance Technique2
DANC 184Introduction to Modern Dance Technique2
MHIS 115Fundamental Musicianship2
THEA 200Broadway Seminar 1
THEA 316Musical Theatre History 3
THEA 317Musical Theatre Performance I3
THEA 318Musical Theatre Performance II3
THEA 319Musical Theatre Dance Styles: Landmark Choreographers 2
THEA 417Cabaret Storytelling 3

Note: An audition or other prerequisites may be required to enroll in some of these courses. See individual course descriptions for details.