Musical Theatre (Minor)

Musical Theatre (Minor)
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What is musical theatre?

From Broadway to cabaret, musical theatre is a genre that continues to captivate generations by combining acting, song and dance. In the musical theatre minor at UNH, you’ll develop and refine your talents in performance, movement and voice while studying the history of theatre and musical theatre. You’ll have the opportunity to perform in faculty and student-directed productions. You can combine this minor with a major such as business or music, or you can pursue a major in theatre or one of its theatre or dance options to receive a well-rounded experience for future work in theatre.

Why study musical theatre at UNH?

In addition to our award-winning faculty, the UNH Department of Theatre and Dance offers more than 25 performance opportunities every year in musicals, plays or dance concerts, including student productions. Our Cultural Stages program brings acclaimed playwrights, choreographers and other theatre artists from around the world to campus. Our January Term study-abroad program offers a 10-day experience of London theatre.

Potential career areas

  • Acting
  • Arts administration
  • Choreography
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Stage direction
  • Theatre programming

Administrative Manager, Theatre & Dance
Phone: (603) 862-3038
Office: Theatre & Dance, Paul Creative Arts Center Rm D22AB, Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

The musical theatre minor offers the student basic knowledge of the history and canon of this uniquely American art form while providing for hands-on experience in training as actors who sing and dance.

Contact Michael Wood, (603) 862-3038,

No more than 8 credits can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.

Required Courses
THDA 441Exploring Musical Theatre4
or THDA 450 History of Musical Theatre in America
THDA 442Introduction to the Art of Acting4
or THDA 551 Acting I
THDA 463Theatre Dance I4
THDA 555Acting The Song4
Select one THDA course 14
Total Credits20

Excluding THDA 500 Musical Theatre Voice I, THDA 600 Musical Theatre Voice II, and THDA 700 Musical Theatre Voice III


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