The MUSICAL THEATRE UNIVERSITY Curriculum is a comprehensive five-year curriculum designed to meet the needs of the aspiring “triple threat” performer with intensive instruction in Acting, Voice and Dance and those young people who are interested in "Behind The Scenes" Careers. As enrollment allows, students are divided into levels of instruction based on the participant’s demonstrated abilities and understanding of technique.
There are currently two "Majors" or individual courses of study".
MUSICAL THEATRE and PRODUCTION AND DESIGN (Technical Theatre).
Upon completion of a minimum number of required classes or units of study, students are given a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION for their specific major along with a transcript of all of the courses they have completed.
Courses rotate each session and not all courses are offered every session. MTU classes include, but are not limited to:
VOCAL TECHNIQUE * VOCAL PERFORMANCE * REPERTOIRE * LYRIC INTENSIVE * HARMONY * ACTING TECHNIQUE * MEISNER/CHECKOV * SCENE STUDY * CHARACTER ANALYSIS * CLASSICAL THEATRE * JAZZ DANCE * BALLET * TAP DANCE * CHOREOGRAPHY * AUDITION SKILLS * BUSINESS OF THE BUSINESS * IMPROVISATION * THEATRE GAMES * MUSICAL THEATRE CRAFT * STAGE COMBAT * COMMEDIA/CLOWNWORK * DIRECTING
PRODUCTION AND DESIGN:
SOUND DESIGN * LIGHTING DESIGN * SOUND ENGINEERING * LIGHTING ENGINEERING * COSTUME DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION * STAGE MANAGEMENT * SCENIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION * DIRECTING
A third "Major" -- THEATRE WRITING (Book, Music and Lyrics) will be introduced in the Fall of 2016.
PARTICIPATION IN MUSICAL THEATRE UNIVERSITY is limited to young people, grades 8-13.