Theatre Arts Sample Course Plan

Acting Sample Course Plan

Music Theatre Sample Course Plan

Design & Technology Sample Course Plan

Music Theatre Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2018-2019 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional ****

* Students pursuing the BFA (Music Theatre) must take one of the following three courses: THEA 110, 112, or THEA 114 in either fall or spring semester (total of 0.5 units for this requirement).

** Audition required. (Must be taken 2 times during the first year.)

*** Student will be allowed to register only after the examination.

**** It is strongly recommended that all Music Theatre majors take a May Term and register for either a course which fulfills a general education requirement or THEA 391 (audition required).

Fall Semester

*** Student will be allowed to register only after the examination.

Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is fall or spring,third year.

Additional Information
  • All Theatre Arts majors - BA, BFA Acting, Design & Technology and Music Theatre must take Gateway in the first fall semester.
  • The Arts (AR) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 241 in the second or third year.
  • The Cultural & Historical Change (CHC) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 371 or THEA 372 in the third year.
  • Music Theatre majors may take up to 5.5 course units without receiving special permission.