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BFA in Music Dance Theatre
(76.5 hours*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring program admissions approval. Please see the College of Fine Arts and Communications Advisement Center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

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  1. Video recorded audition links are due via email by November 15. From the video entrance auditions, approximately 30 potential students are selected to attend live auditions/interviews on the Provo campus the last Saturday of January. An incoming class of about 16 students is then selected from the 30 finalists. Full audition instructions are available on the MDT website at mdt.byu.edu.
  2. Pass a proficiency examination in each of the three areas at the end of each semester.
  3. The School of Music requires a minimum of 40 hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  4. Any grade below C– in major courses is not acceptable for graduation. Dance technique courses require a minimum grade of B– for advancement to the next level.
  5. Complete the following:
  6. Complete four hours of the following:
      MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
      NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

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      : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
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      : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
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      : Performance Instruction: Organ.
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      : Performance Instruction: Voice.
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      : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
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      : Performance Instruction: Horn.
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      : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
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      : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
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      : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
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      : Performance Instruction: Piano.
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      : Performance Instruction: Violin.
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      : Performance Instruction: Viola.
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      : Performance Instruction: Cello.
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      : Performance Instruction: Harp.
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      : Performance Instruction: Flute.
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      : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
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      : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
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      : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
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      : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
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      : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
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      : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
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      : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
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      : Performance Instruction: Strings.
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      : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
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      : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
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      : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
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  7. Complete four hours of the following:
  8. Complete one hour of the following:
  9. Complete the following:
  10. Complete the following:
  11. Complete one hour of the following as an ensemble member:
  12. Complete concurrently the following MDT Seminar courses:
      MUSIC 328 : Script, Movement and Score Analysis. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 328 : Script, Movement and Score Analysis. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 229; Music dance theatre BFA major status; TMA 114; concurrent enrollment in Dance 328, and TMA 328.
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Music 300, Dance 300, and TMA 300.
      DESCRIPTION: The integration into performance of information gathered from careful research and analysis of movement style, script and score.

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      DANCE 328 : Script, Movement and Score Analysis. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DANCE 328 : Script, Movement and Score Analysis. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 229; Music dance theatre BFA major status; concurrent enrollment in Music 328, TMA 328.
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Music 300, Dance 300, TMA 300.
      DESCRIPTION: The integration into performance of information gathered from careful research and analysis of movement style, script and score.

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      TMA 328 : Script, Movement and Score Analysis. (1:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 328 : Script, Movement and Score Analysis. (1:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 229; BFA MDT major status. Concurrent enrollment in Dance 328 and Music 328.
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Music 300 and Dance 300 and TMA 300.
      DESCRIPTION: The integration and performance of information gathered from careful research and analysis of movement style, script and score.

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  13. Complete concurrently the following History of Music Dance Theatre courses:
      MUSIC 300 : Music Theatre in Contemporary Culture. (1:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 300 : Music Theatre in Contemporary Culture. (1:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: MUSIC 290; TMA 114; concurrent enrollment in Dance 300 and TMA 300.
      DESCRIPTION: Analysis of the form, evolution, and influence of music dance theatre in Western culture.

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      DANCE 300 : Music Theatre in Contemporary Culture. (1:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DANCE 300 : Music Theatre in Contemporary Culture. (1:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: MUSIC 290 & DANCE 243R & DANCE 244R; Concurrent enrollment in Music 300 and TMA 300.
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Music 328, Dance 328, and TMA 328.
      DESCRIPTION: Analysis of the form, evolution and influence of music dance theatre in Western culture.

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      TMA 300 : Music Theatre in Contemporary Culture. (1:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 300 : Music Theatre in Contemporary Culture. (1:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: MUSIC 290 & DANCE 243R & DANCE 244R; concurrent enrollment in Dance 300 and Music 300. MDT major status.
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Music 328 and Dance 328 and TMA 328.
      DESCRIPTION: Analysis of the form, evolution, and influence of music dance theatre in Western culture.

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  14. Complete concurrently the following Senior Performance Project courses:
      MUSIC 426 : Music Dance Theatre: Senior Performance Project. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 426 : Music Dance Theatre: Senior Performance Project. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: DANCE 361; Concurrent enrollment in Dance 426, and TMA 426.
      DESCRIPTION: Participation in an MDT performance group culminating in a showcase for agents and directors in New York City during April.

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      DANCE 426 : Music Dance Theatre: Senior Performance Project. (1:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DANCE 426 : Music Dance Theatre: Senior Performance Project. (1:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: DANCE 361; Concurrent enrollment in Music 426, and TMA 426.
      DESCRIPTION: Participation in an MDT performance group culminating in a showcase for agents and directors in New York City during April.

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      TMA 426 : Music Dance Theatre: Senior Performance Project. (1:0:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 426 : Music Dance Theatre: Senior Performance Project. (1:0:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: DANCE 361; MDT major status. Concurrent enrollment in Music 426 and Dance 426. By audition only.
      DESCRIPTION: Participation in an MDT performance group culminating in a showcase for agents and directors in New York City during April.

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  15. Complete 7.5 hours of electives from the following music, dance, or theatre courses:

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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