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The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre is designed to provide pre-professional training within a liberal arts education. This interdisciplinary option requires course work in dance, music and theatre. In addition, all musical theatre students complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Curriculum and performance opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers in musical theatre and/or advanced training at the graduate level. The program is enhanced by the integration of nationally recognized guest artists affording the student a variety of approaches to the work and an opportunity to begin to develop a network within the profession. Students are evaluated each semester through vocal and performance juries and rigorous classroom experiences.
The program is enhanced by the integration of nationally recognized guest artists affording the student a variety of approaches to the work and an opportunity to begin to develop a network within the profession.
Senior students are encouraged to attend national auditions for professional theatrical work as well as graduate schools.
Please keep in mind that for an incoming freshman to declare a major in the BFA program in Musical Theatre, he or she must go through the audition process.
Musical Theatre provides professional training in dance, music and theatre within a liberal arts environment. Students must audition for admittance into the major and are expected to successfully complete a sophomore hearing during their course of study. Graduates typically pursue professional careers in the performing arts. It is a policy of the Department Theatre Arts that a student not be able to earn a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre or Theatre Design and Production while concurrently earning a B.M. in Performance or Music Education.