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Students fulfilling Musical Theater Undergraduate Certificate: Music must satisfy all requirements for a BA or BM in the School of Music. Students pursuing a certificate in Musical Theater Undergraduate Certificate: Theater must satisfy all requirements for a BA or BFA in the School of Theater with a concentration in performance. 

The certificate may be completed under part or full time basis.



Auditions are required for admission into the Musical Theater Undergraduate Certificate.


Program Requirements

Some credits required for this certificate may simultaneously fulfill learning requirements of the certificate in Musical Theater and Mason Core requirements. Some courses require placement. Depending on electives and other learning experiences, this certificate requires up to 30 credits beyond the requirements to complete a major in the School of Theater or the School of Music (dependent upon the chosen concentration). A minimum of 15 credits must be unique to the certificate and may not count toward the major, concentration, minor, another certificate or Mason Core requirements. At least 15 credits of the certificate must be earned at Mason. Students receiving the certificate must hold a baccalaureate degree or be earning a baccalaureate degree from Mason at the time they receive the certificate. Students with a previous bachelor's degree, who are admitted to this certificate alone, have four years to complete the certificate requirements.

Only courses with a grade of C or better are counted toward the certificate.

Students should consult AP.5.3.5 Undergraduate Certificates for more information.

Banner Code: AR-CERB-MTHR

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 30

Dance Courses

Courses in DANC are selected from the following courses open to all non-dance majors. Courses may not be repeated in the certificate. At least 6 credits must be 200 level or above.

Select 12 credits from the following:12
Modern/Contemporary Dance I (Mason Core)
Beginning Jazz Technique (Mason Core)
Ballet I (Mason Core)
Beginning Tap Dance (Mason Core)
Modern/Contemporary Dance II (Mason Core)
Intermediate Jazz Technique (Mason Core)
Ballet II (Mason Core)
Advanced Jazz Dance (Mason Core)
Total Credits12

Concentration for Music Students (MUSS) 

Theater Courses
THR 300Voice and Speech3
or THR 301 Advanced Study in Voice
THR 310Acting II3
Six credits of6
Musical Theater Workshop
Movement and Character Courses
Select one from the following:3
Advanced Movement for Actors
Unarmed Stage Combat
Advanced Stage Combat
One-Person Show
Advanced Acting Courses
Select one from the following:3
Performance Studio
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Studies in Directing
Acting for the Camera
Advanced Performance Studio
Total Credits18