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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) | Evaluated Learning Experience

2. Business of Musical Theatre

6 hours.
CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.

August 2009 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the types of musical theatre auditions; research material for auditions; market themselves before and after auditions; network using business strategies; create marketing materials (headshots, resumes, websites); understand types and type casting in musical theatre auditions; engage with important players who they will encounter at auditions (director, choreographer, producer, etc.); understand the benefits of working with an agent or manager; understand production contracts; and articulate rules and regulations of professional performer unions.  

This course provides students with advanced business information to prepare them as savvy, self-employed performers. Topics for discussion include preparing for auditions, business strategies including marketing materials and networking, developing relationships with directors, choreographers, producers, etc., reviewing production contracts; joining unions.
Credit recommendation: 
NOTE: Refer to combined credit recommendation following Course 4.