Theatre Arts Majors - BFA

Music Department Coursework Guidelines for BFA in Theatre Arts Degree Program

As part of the degree requirements for the BFA in Theatre Arts program, students will receive formal training in Music. This training includes required coursework in Applied Voice Lessons, Piano, Music Theory and Sight Singing/Ear Training. Applied voice lessons are offered within THA105 and THA 110 (Theatre Arts Studio) and are not registered as a separate course.

If you do not have formal musical training,you do not have to take a placement exam.You will be placed into the following sequence:

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

MUS 110 Class Piano (1.0)

MUS 101 Theory Fundamentals (2.0)

MUS 102 Sight Singing/Ear Training I (2.0)


If you have prior musical training, you have the option of taking a placement exam, administered by the Music Department, on August 27, 2014 between 12 noon and 2 p.m. Pending the results of this placement exam, you will be placed into the appropriate sequence. Please refer to the overview of our placement exams for more information.

Placement exams are optional. If you do not arrange to take a placement exam, you will be placed into the above sequence.  

If you would like to schedule a placement exam, please contact Coleen Petersen by telephone 516.323.3320 or email: