College of Humanities & Fine Arts

B.A. in Musical Theatre

The Department of Theatre Arts provides focused, pre-professional training within the context of broad, liberal arts study. Through a program of applied studio courses, workshops, and full productions, students learn an immediately useful set of theatre skills to prepare them for entry-level professional theatre employment or advanced study in professional theatre training programs and graduate schools. Concurrent study of textual analysis, literature, and history help them place the theatre within its larger historical and cultural context and to think critically, reason clearly, imagine creatively and communicate effectively about theatre and the world of which it is a part.

Musical Theatre is a prescribed degree. After completing the core classes, students focus their studies specifically on musical theatre performance in the areas of acting, voice, singing, music, and dance.