School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Musical Theatre Complementary Major

Students who would like to pair their passion for musical theatre with their other skills and may opt for the complementary major. This course of study must be undertaken alongside other majors on campus and enables students to customize their studies to meet their career and calling goals.

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 45-hour complementary major are:

  • voice and movement for the actor
  • acting
  • stagecraft
  • voice lessons
  • technique classes in modern, jazz, and ballet

Course requirements and advising plans will be added spring 2017.

What experiences will I have?

Musical theatre students at Anderson University have recital opportunities on a regular basis at which to showcase their voice. Students also have opportunities to perform in four productions each year, which include theatre, musical theatre, and opera. In complementary majors, some of the experiences will be linked to or completed through their major of choice.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

The type of career a student with a complementary major in music pursues may vary greatly depending on the major with which they pair it. Students may choose this alongside English to work as performance critics. They may pair it with worship arts in order to further their opportunities to serve the Kingdom. The skills learned in musical theatre may also serve a student in public speaking or acting professions as well as teaching. Sometimes, it isn’t about the specific expression at work but rather fulfilling the student in a way that strengthens them for their calling.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.