The University Program
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. As enrollment allows, students are divided into levels of instruction based on the participant’s demonstrated abilities and understanding of technique.
There are five "Majors" or individual courses of study".
MUSICAL THEATRE, DANCE, SHOWBAND, PRODUCTION AND DESIGN and THEATRE WRITING.
Students are provided an annual transcript of course they have taken at MTU and, upon completion of a minimum number of required classes or units of study, students are given a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION for their specific major.
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
BALLET * TAP * LYRICAL * MODERN * MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION * CHOREOGRAPHY * VOICE FOR DANCERS* ACTING FOR DANCERS *
PRODUCTION AND DESIGN:
SOUND DESIGN * LIGHTING DESIGN * SOUND ENGINEERING * LIGHTING ENGINEERING * COSTUME DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION * STAGE MANAGEMENT * SCENIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION * DIRECTING
CRAFT OF WRITING * PLAYWRITING * LTRIC CRAFT * COMPOSITION * TEN MINUTE MUSICAL * SCREENWRITING
CURRICULUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION
PARTICIPATION IN MUSICAL THEATRE UNIVERSITY is limited to young people, grades 8-13.