The musical theatre minor is designed for students interested in acquiring foundational skills in musical theatre performance and exploring the culture and development of the musical form. The minor offers students flexible choices among several theatre and music courses.  In addition to the four required courses, students may choose to participate in Department of Theatre musical productions and apply their classroom learning to the production experience; or have private vocal instruction in the Department of Music.

For more information about NU Core requirements, course descriptions, and additional information see the Northeastern University catalog, maintained by the Registrar.

Required Courses

5 courses = Total: 17 SH


Complete the following: (8 SH)

THTR 1130 Introduction to Acting (4 SH)

THTR 4882 Singing for Musical Theater (4 SH)


Choose two: (8 SH)

THTR 1101 Introduction to Theatre (4 SH)

THTR 1150 Dance History (4 SH)

MUSC 2107 Introduction to Opera (4 SH)

MUSC 2210 Songwriting 1 (4 SH)

THTR 2310 History of Musical Theatre (4 SH)

THTR 2330 Playwriting (4 SH)

THTR 3570 Musical Theatre Technique (4 SH)


Choose one: (1 SH)

MUSC 1901 Music Lessons (1 SH)

THTR 1100 Production Experience (1 SH)