Musical Theatre Performance Minor

The minor in musical theatre performance, a joint program in the Department of Music and the Department of Dramatic Art, provides students with opportunities to improve their abilities in musical theatre performance. The minor has three components including acting literacy, music literacy, and movement literacy. 

Students will have ample opportunity for performance experience through the department's and student group productions. 

The minor has three tracks, depending on the student's major status: 

  1. Music track (taken by students pursuing the dramatic art major or music majors in instruments other than voice)
  2. Dramatic track (taken by students pursuing the music major) 
  3. Hybrid track (taken by students pursuing a double major in dramatic art and music, or by students majoring in other disciplines)

Departmental advising is available for students with questions about course and program expectation and opportunities, both on campus and in the professional world. 

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor requires 15 credit hours. Students can pursue one of three tracks.  

Music Track

Core Requirements
DRAM/MUSC 151IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to the American Stage Musical3
At least 4 hours in Music Literacy:4
Individual Voice Lessons
Group Lessons in Voice
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Fundamentals of Tonal Music I
Advanced Individual Lessons in Voice H
At least 4 hours in Movement Literacy:4
Beginning Ballet
Introduction to Dance Technique
Beginning Modern Dance
Intermediate Ballet
Intermediate Modern Dance
Advanced Ballet
Performers' Awareness
Movement for the Actor
The remaining 4 hours can come from either list above or from the Acting Literacy list below:4
Acting the Song
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Students in the music track may not also pursue the music major (B.A., B.Mus) in voice or the music minor. 

Dramatic Track

Core Requirements
DRAM/MUSC 151IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to the American Stage Musical3
At least 4 hours in Acting Literacy:4
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Acting for Nonmajors
Voice Training I
Acting the Song
At least 4 hours in Movement Literacy:4
Beginning Ballet
Introduction to Dance Technique
Beginning Modern Dance
Intermediate Ballet
Intermediate Modern Dance
Advanced Ballet
Performers' Awareness
Movement for the Actor
The remaining 4 hours can come from either list above4
Total Hours15

Students in the dramatic track may not also pursue the dramatic art major or minor. 

Hybrid Track

Core Requirements
DRAM/MUSC 151IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to the American Stage Musical3
Any combination of courses from the Music, Acting, and Movement Literacy lists (see below):12
Music Literacy
Individual Voice Lessons
Group Lessons in Voice
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Fundamentals of Tonal Music I
Advanced Individual Lessons in Voice H
Acting Literacy
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Acting for Nonmajors
Voice Training I
Acting the Song
Movement Literacy
Beginning Ballet
Introduction to Dance Technique
Beginning Modern Dance
Intermediate Ballet
Intermediate Modern Dance
Advanced Ballet
Performers' Awareness
Movement for the Actor
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Students pursuing both the dramatic art and music major (double majors) should follow the hybrid track.

Department of Music

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Hill Hall, CB# 3320

(919) 962-1039

Faculty Advisor (Music)

LaToya Lain

lalain@email.unc.edu

Faculty Advisor (Dramatic Art)

David Navalinsky

dbnav@email.unc.edu

Chair

David Garcia

daga@email.unc.edu

Associate Chair for Performance, Composition, and Music Education

Evan Feldman

evanfeldman@unc.edu

Associate Chair for Academic Studies

Jocelyn Neal

jneal@email.unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Lee Weisert

weisert@email.unc.edu

Registrar

Angeline Warren

awarren@email.unc.edu

Co-Chair, Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships Committee

Evan Feldman

evanfeldman@unc.edu

Co-Chair, Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships Committee

Nicholas DiEugenio

nicholas.dieugenio@unc.edu