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Our Musical Theatre majors hone their skills as performers while exploring all areas of collaborative theatre-making, so you are prepared to succeed in the professional arena.

The Musical Theatre major provides professionally focused training within the context of a broader university experience. The intensive, hands-on curriculum affords students the opportunity to develop into well-rounded creative artists who are prepared to succeed in the professional arena. We endeavor to create a positive and collaborative environment that is inclusive as well as responsive to the needs and goals of the 21st-century artist.

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Performance opportunities begin in the first year
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The major is a part of the School of Theatre and Dance, an academic unit within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The School of Theatre and Dance combines the best attributes of a liberal arts education and professional arts training. Students major in theatre, musical theatre, or dance and study with a faculty of working professionals who give personal attention to every student. With a wide range of performance opportunities, one of the distinctive features of the School of Theatre and Dance is the emphasis it places on student generated work in the Experimental Theatre and Dance Studio productions.

Musical Theatre
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.A. with a major in Musical Theatre
  • Concentrations: None
  • Minors: 
    • Dance
    • Theatre

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