Practical application of coursework is an integral part of the Music Theatre BFA. At a minimum, BFA students perform in four faculty led performances (musicals, drama theatre shows, university choir, or Zodiaque). Student productions provide a great opportunity for both directing and performance experience, but are not applicable to the performance requirement for the degree. BFA Students are required to audition each semester, but must have a 3.000 major GPA to be eligible to be cast. Students can begin performing as early as their second semester freshman year. BFA Students are also required to complete three practicums, which include crew assignments on one of the eight departmental productions each year.