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Double Major

TreyH03TreyH03 Posts: 68Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Musical Theater Major
I was wondering if u could tell me some BA or BFA Theater or musical theatre programs that would allow me to double major?.....I have ap credit so i probably won't have to take any math or general science class.

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  • Christie2Christie2 Posts: 380Registered User Member
    Trey, I see you have posted this question before about NYU. If you take some time and do a search you will find that 'double majoring" has been discussed in many threads. One you might start with that has a list of colleges is:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/musical-theater-major/547240-musical-theatre-minor-double-major.html?highlight=double+major

    Sorry, I don't know how to make the address short, but perhaps it will automatically do it when posting!
  • MomCaresMomCares Posts: 2,731Registered User Senior Member
    If you have very strong stats and want academic challenge plus great theatre training I'd investigate Northwestern University. Many kids there double major in 4 years.
  • KatMTKatMT Posts: 3,550College Rep Senior Member
    NYU BFA
    American BA
    JMU BA

    I am sure there others... but the above are three schools where I know students who have completed double majors with MT within 4 to 4.5 years.

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  • do-what-u-luvdo-what-u-luv Posts: 285Registered User Junior Member
    Ohio Northern BFA
    University of Michigan BFA
  • MomCaresMomCares Posts: 2,731Registered User Senior Member
    We know lots of UMich BFAs but don't know of any who completed a double major in 4 years (which of course doesn't mean they don't exitst). There was one guy who was their poster child for doubling in engineering, but I think I heard he dropped engineering.

    Hopefully someone there can let us know if anyone has completed a double major there, and if so did it require a 5th year?
  • MichaelNKatMichaelNKat Posts: 2,794Registered User Senior Member
    Muhlenberg BA
  • kksmom5kksmom5 Posts: 511Registered User Member
    Check with Indiana University . . . we know someone who was a VP major + costuming + tech. Not sure if he was technically a double or triple major with the VP being one and costuming and tech being under design and technology.
  • do-what-u-luvdo-what-u-luv Posts: 285Registered User Junior Member
    Having the option to double major and completing it in 4 years are 2 different things...

    TREYH03 - are you more set on double majoring or getting out in 4 years? Or only looking for schools where you can do both?
  • KatMTKatMT Posts: 3,550College Rep Senior Member
    Very true... even at JMU, where I teach it is more common for MTs who are double majoring to take 4.5 to 5 years, particularly if the second major is also credit intensive, and/or the student wants to take suggested additional coursework in the MT major.



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  • MTTwinsinCAMTTwinsinCA Posts: 455Registered User Member
    My son at Rider MT entered with a lot of AP credits and placed out of some requirements. He just added double major in arts administration (possible b/c some courses count towards both), but it will be a tight squeeze.
  • TreyH03TreyH03 Posts: 68Registered User Junior Member
    I plan on getting out in 4 years but if 4.5 to 5 is possible that's perfectly fine with me....cause its 2 majors

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  • Kirby59Kirby59 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Ohio Northern University
  • MomCaresMomCares Posts: 2,731Registered User Senior Member
    For many students, a 5th year means an extra $60,000 in costs (I also think most undergrad financial aid only covers 4 years) PLUS the opportunity costs of not working for another full year, so it can be very significant to complete both degrees in 4 years.
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