The Musical Theatre Certification builds upon the foundational Theatre Certification and the coursework outlined below is in addition to those requirements.

The Musical Theatre Certification recognizes completion of a comprehensive musical theatre body of work and provides a strong technical and experiential foundation for a student pursuing a professional or academic musical theatre career.


Requirements to be eligible of recognition with a North Texas Performing Arts Musical Theatre Certification are as follows:

  • Tap I
  • Tap II
  • Jazz I
  • Jazz II
  • Modern Dance I
  • Modern Dance II
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Technique
  • Music Appreciation
  • Experiential Requirements:
    • Additional 60 Hours of Qualified Production Internship
    • Two additional qualified NTPA Major Musical Productions

Except where specific perquisites are noted, courses may be taken in any order.  Each class is a full-semester of study, usually fifty to seventy-five minutes per session, two times per week.  Other schedules may be offered from time to time.  Courses may not be offered each semester.

All Internships and production qualifications must be approved in advance and qualified programs must be NTPA theatre productions.

The classes required for this certification may be changed and upgraded as recommended by the NTPA Academy Board of Directors and approved by the Governing Board of Directors.  Classes may be offered during regular Academy hours, at night or weekends.  All students that are approved for a course of study toward a Certification are considered “Conservatory Students” and are not required to be full or part-time Academy students or participate in the Core Flex or Conservatory Production in order to complete their Certification.

Individual classes may be “tested out” or waived in lieu of performance or other experience or study at the sole discretion of the NTPA faculty.