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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

Musical Theatre History and Literature

30 hours (15 weeks).
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 and qualify the most influential works, creators, and performers of the musical; articulate the social, historical, and commercial forces that led to the creation of the most important musicals; articulate the effect the most ground-breaking musicals have had on the arts, entertainment, and culture; identify quality in a work of musical theatre and exercise intelligent and responsible critical thought; and develop a point of view on the past, present, and future identity of the musical theatre art form and how to relate to it.  


This course is designed to explore musical theatre from its earliest origins to its present and all developments in between. Through text, audio samples, and video footage, students examine the evolution of storytelling in performance as it relates to musical theatre.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Musical Theatre and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation).