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Musical Theater: Music Focus

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Musical Theater with Music concentration is a 44-unit CTE program that will prepare students for careers in the musical theater industry. The purpose of the certificate is to prepare students to succeed in auditions for regional and national shows. Students must complete the program earning a grade of C or better in all required courses. Careers in musical theater include: A. Singer, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer in Musical Theater B. Floor Shows (Hotels, casinos, clubs) C. Band Member (Vocalist) D. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring Shows: National, Regional, Local E. Studio Musician (Vocal TV jingles) F. Recording Artist G. Productions, Concerts and Recitals: performer H. Music Director (Musical Theater) I. Community musical theater music director J. Musical Theater Music Teacher: Community School; Parks & Rec Program

Music Core: Theory & Musicianship (12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MUSC003AMusic Theory Level 13 units
MUSC003BMusic Theory Level 23 units
MUSC020AMusicianship Level 11 unit
MUSC020BMusicianship Level 21 unit
MUSC070Music Business3 units
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Beginning Piano, Level 1
Beginning Piano, Level 2
Intermediate Piano Level 3
Intermediate Piano Level 4

1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit

Music Core: Applied Voice Lessons. Complete four semesters of MUSC 039G. (4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MUSC039GApplied Music: Voice1 unit
MUSC039GApplied Music: Voice1 unit
MUSC039GApplied Music: Voice1 unit
MUSC039GApplied Music: Voice1 unit

Music Core: Ensemble Performance. Complete three semesters of MUSC 042 and 1 semester of MUSC 044A or B or C or D. (5 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MUSC042Concert Choir1 unit
MUSC042Concert Choir1 unit
MUSC042Concert Choir1 unit
MUSC042Concert Choir1 unit
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Musical Theater & Opera Scenes: Comic Opera
Musical Theater & Opera Scenes: Verismo Opera
Musical Theater & Opera Scenes: Mid-20th Century Musicals
Musical Theater & Opera Scenes: Modern Musicals

2 units
2 units
2 units
2 units

Theater Core: Technique & Production (18 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
THEA012Survey of Musical Theater3 units
THEA035AVoice Production and Articulation3 units
THEA040AActing One3 units
THEA040BActing Two3 units
THEA070AMainstage Theater Production Workshop: American Representational 3 units
THEA070DMainstage Theater Production Workshop: Musical and Children's Theater3 units

Dance Core: Complete 2 units of Ballet, 2 units of Tap, and 1 unit of Jazz or Modern. (5 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits

Ballet: Beginning Level 1
Ballet: Beginning Level 2
Ballet: Intermediate Level 3
Ballet: Advanced Level 4

1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit

Tap for Musical Theatre: Beginning Level 1
Tap for Musical Theatre: Beginning Level 2
Tap for Musical Theatre: Intermediate Level 3
Tap for Musical Theatre: Advanced Level 4

1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
Jazz or Modern

Jazz Dance: Beginning Level 1
Jazz Dance: Beginning Level 2
Jazz Dance: Intermediate Level 3
Jazz Dance: Advanced Level 4
Modern Dance: Beginning Level 1
Modern Dance: Beginning Level 2
Modern Dance: Intermediate Level 3
Modern Dance: Advanced Level 4

1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit

Total Certificate Units: 44 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Analyze musical theater literature
  • Apply musical theater, music, dance and acting terminology and language to critiques of musical theater performances
  • Develop and demonstrate informed artistic choices in performance
  • Perform standard musical theater repertoire, solo and ensemble, at a collegiate level
  • Creatively solve problems
  • Demonstrate acting, singing, and dancing proficiency suitable for a musical theater audition
  • Read music notation with a proficiency level suitable to learn new music quickly
  • Demonstrate collaboration and team building skills
Last Updated 10/14/22