The student should possess a natural vocal quality that would warrant advanced training in musical theatre repertoire, and must be able to sing songs of moderate difficulty.
Completion of Second-Year Level
At the end of the second year the student should have acquired and developed to a high degree the principles of enunciation, tone-production, tone-placement, breath control, and essentials of interpretation. Representative literature of the less difficult arias from opera and oratorio and several standard songs must be sung by memory. Two songs from the Italian, German, and French classics should be prepared for public performance.
Completion of Fourth-Year Level
The candidate for graduation shall have prepared musical selections from a variety of styles and periods of Broadway literature including solo songs and ensemble pieces. Recital repertoire will be chosen to accentuate the student’s established technical, expressive, and collaborative qualities in singing, acting, and dancing.
UNIVERSITY CORE (49 HOURS)
University Core - English (12 hours)
University Core - History (6 hours)
University Core - Bible (6 hours)
University Core - Social Sciences (6 hours)
Choose two courses representing two different subject areas.
University Core - Science (7 hours)
Seven hours of science hours are required, including one 4-hour lab course. Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses below:
- BIO 103 - Human Biology
- BIO 104 - Human Biology Laboratory
- BIO 105 - Plants and People
- BIO 106 - Plants and People Laboratory
- BIO 111 - Biology I
- CHE 112 - Chemistry in American Life II
- CHE 141 - General Chemistry I
- PHY 151 - General Physics I
- PHY 251 - Fundamentals of Physics I
The remaining course may be 3 or 4 hours from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. A student may choose one course from each of two disciplines or two courses from the same discipline. However, course combinations NOT permitted include the following: BIO 101-203, 101-111, CHE 141-111, 141-124, 111-124, PHY 151-251, 251-104, 151-104. Evening students (those taking half or more of their courses as evening classes) may substitute a 3-hour non-laboratory course for the 4-hour laboratory course.
University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)
Any MAT course numbered 101 or higher, determined in consultation with the advisor.
University Core - Modern Languages (6 Hours)
Take six semester hours of either French or German.
University Core - Physical Education (3 hours)
Three hours are required. Recommended courses are listed below:
University Core - Chapel
Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:
|Freshman (0-23 semester hours)
|Sophomore (24-53 semester hours)
|Junior (54-83 semester hours)
|Senior (84 or more semester hours)
Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.
Music Theory and History (34 Hours)
Acting and Dancing (14 Hours)
Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program. Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.
is recommended for the 3-hour science lecture course in the University core science requirement.