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Below is a list of courses that make up this degree. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.
The Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Musical Theatre degree provides a foundation in performance and production practices in music, theatre, and dance. The degree is designed to prepare students to meet selective admission criteria for programs, such as the Bachelor of Musical Theatre, which may require an audition.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Musical Theatre (DEG)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.
Some courses may require permission of instructor and/or audition for placement. For enrollment in private instruction for voice, consult the college music department.
Because transfer requirements vary by program and institution, students intending to transfer are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic and faculty advisor once they have selected their transfer institution to ensure all requirements for achieving junior standing are satisfied.
This program will be replaced by: AAFA/8314 Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Musical Theatre
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges to earn a degree with this emphasis.
What You’ll Learn
This degree will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Demonstrate fundamental technical and artistic proficiency in singing, dancing, and acting.
- Create convincing characters through techniques in voice, movement, and interpretation.
- Locate and evaluate multiple sources of information in order to inform performance.
- Examine and interpret relevant historical and cultural context to inform individual performance and the production process.
- Integrate the unique characteristics, complexities, and best practices of the performing arts to inform individual performance and the production process.
- Interpret and apply constructive feedback as appropriate.
- Collaborate effectively by identifying the importance of individual roles and contributions, diverse experiences, and opinions.
- Apply the required time, focus, and acquired skills to achieve short, mid-, and long term goals.
- Develop and employ an effective collection of audition/portfolio materials to highlight relevant aspects of music, dance, and theatrical abilities.
- Adhere to ethical standards and current practices related to intellectual property and copyright laws, permissions, and revision of source material.
- Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and nonverbal forms.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|MTC101||Introduction to Music Theory||3|
|MTC105||Music Theory I (3) AND|
|MTC106||Aural Perception I (1)|
|MTC155||Music Theory II (3) AND|
|MTC156||Aural Perception II (1)|
|MTC205||Music Theory III (3) AND|
|MTC206||Aural Perception III (1)|
|MTC255||Music Theory IV (3) AND|
|MTC256||Aural Perception IV (1)||3-4|
|Private Voice Instruction|
|MUP101AA||Private Instruction: Voice (1) OR|
|MUP102AA||Private Instruction: Voice (2)||1-2|
|MUP151AA||Private Instruction: Voice (1) OR|
|MUP152AA||Private Instruction: Voice (2)||1-2|
|MUP202AA||Private Instruction: Voice||2|
|MUP252AA||Private Instruction: Voice||2|
|MUP131||Class Piano I (1) OR|
|MUP132||Class Piano II (1) OR|
|MUP231||Class Piano III (1) OR|
|MUP232||Class Piano IV (1)||1|
|Music Theatre Workshop and Production|
|Students must complete at least one credit of MUP/THP273.|
|MUP/THP273||Music Theatre Workshop Production 1 (may be completed for credit twice)|
|MUP/THP270||Musical Theatre Workshop (2) OR|
|MUP/THP270AA||Musical Theatre Workshop (1) (may be completed for credit twice)||1-2|
|THP213||Introduction to Technical Theatre (4)|
|DAN210||Dance Production I (3) AND|
|THP201AA||Theatre Production I (1) OR|
|THP202AA||Theatre Production I Scene Shop (1)||4|
|Movement and Voice|
|COM/THP271||Voice and Diction (3) OR|
|Select a total of five credits from the following list. No more than two courses can be selected from each of the following areas.|
|DAN129||Musical Theatre Dance I||1|
|DAN130||Musical Theatre Dance II||1|
|DAN229||Musical Theatre Dance III||1|
|DAN230||Musical Theatre Dance IV||1|
|DAN104++||Any Ballroom Course||1|
|DAN204++||Any Ballroom Course||1|
|DAN133||Jazz Dance I||1|
|DAN136||Jazz Dance II||1|
|DAN233||Jazz Dance III||1|
|DAN233AA||Jazz Dance III: Intensive||2|
|DAN236||Jazz Dance IV||1|
|DAN236AA||Jazz Dance IV: Intensive||2|
|DAN231AA||Ballet III: Intensive||2|
|DAN234AA||Ballet IV: Intensive||2|
|DAN132||Modern Dance I||1|
|DAN135||Modern Dance II||1|
|DAN232||Modern Dance III||1|
|DAN232AA||Modern Dance III: Intensive||2|
|DAN235||Modern Dance IV||1|
|DAN235AA||Modern Dance IV: Intensive||2|
|DAN140||Tap Dance I||1|
|DAN145||Tap Dance II||1|
|DAN240||Tap Dance III||1|
|DAN245||Tap Dance IV||1|
|DAN102++||Any Hip Hop Course||1|
|DAN202++||Any Hip Hop Course||1|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|Select an elective course within the area of Dance, Music and Theatre in consultation with that Faculty Program advisor and/or the Visual and Performing Arts student success analyst. Courses cannot be used to satisfy Required Courses.|
|DAN+++++||Any Dance Course|
|MUP+++++||Any Music Course|
|THP+++++||Any Theatre Course|
General Education Requirements
|A single course with an [HU], [SB], [L], or [SG/SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC Matrix for course designations.
|First-Year Composition [FYC]||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)||6|
|Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]||Credits: 3|
|Mathematics [MA]||Credits: 3-6|
|MAT141||College Mathematics (4) OR|
|MAT142||College Mathematics (3) OR|
|MAT145||College Mathematics with Review (5) OR|
|MAT146||College Mathematics with Review (6) OR|
|Any higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area||3-6|
|Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.||3|
|Recommended: MTC180 Computer Literacy for Musicians||3|
|Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]||Credits: 6|
|MHL146||Survey of Broadway Musicals||3|
|DAH100||Introduction to Dance (3) OR|
|DAH250||Dance in Popular Culture (3) OR|
|THE111||Introduction to Theatre (3)||3|
|Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]||Credits: 6|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication||3|
|Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.||3|
|Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]||Credits: 8|
|Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area||4|
|Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area||4|
|Subject Options||Credits: 0|
|Awareness Areas||Credits: 0-6|
|Recommend sharing these requirements with Core Requirements.|
|Cultural Diversity in the US [C]||Credits: 0-3|
|Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]||Credits: 0-3|
|Any approved general education course with the Historical [H] or Global [G] awareness area designation.||0-3|
|MCCCD Additional Requirements|
|MCCCD Additional Requirements||Credits: 0-3|
|Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 0|
|Met by COM100 Introduction to Human Communication in Social and Behavioral Sciences Area.|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)||0-3|
Meet with an Advisor
Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Musical Theatre (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=142569).