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College of Performing Arts

Musical Theatre Minor

» Musical Theatre Minor

The College of Performing Arts offers a multi-disciplinary Musical Theatre Minor program. All enrolled students at Chapman University are eligible to apply and audition. If accepted to the program, you will gain an understanding of how the various elements of musical theatre production function, and you will take demanding, rigorous training with a focus on performance. 

Please note that the program curriculum typically requires three years to complete, unless a substantial number of credits can be transferred. 

  • If you are a Dance major, you will take classes in music and theatre.
  • If you are a Music major, you will take classes in dance and theatre.
  • If you are a Theatre major, you will take classes in music and dance.
  • Not a performing arts major? No problem! You will take classes in all three areas of dance, music, and theatre once accepted to the program. 


Admission Process

  1. Sign up to receive an audition notification and instructions.
  2. Sign up for an audition appointment. Auditions are held in September and are conducted by faculty from the Departments of Dance, Theatre and Conservatory of Music. ​You will be evaluated for your potential to meet the demands of the Musical Theatre Minor program curriculum
  3. If you are admitted the program, you should plan to take at least one course during interterm. If you are pursuing a double major, you may find it particularly challenging to fulfill the requirements of the musical theatre minor.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are typically offered in September and May each year. Please carefully read all of the web pages related to the Musical Theatre minor program before attending a session.

These sessions are held via Zoom and typically last an hour. The next information sessions will be Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 9 AM, and Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9 AM.

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