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Department of Music and Theatre

BFA in Musical Theatre

There is no audition required for admittance into the BFA in Musical Theatre.

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

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts' Degree: 120 units

See Bachelor's Degree Requirements in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Special Musical Theatre Requirements

  1. In the annual spring auditions, each student must demonstrate appropriate competence in the major before a faculty committee. Consult with an advisor for format and standards upon admission to the degree program.
  2. Students must participate in auditions for all theatre productions or make portfolio presentations.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

BFA in Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre BFA Degree Map(opens in new window)

Recent On-Campus Master Classes Include

Nikki Snelson (Broadway’s Legally Blonde, Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet Charity)

Aaron Lazar (Broadway’s The Light in the Piazza, Mamma Mia, The Last Ship, Phantom of the Opera)

Krysta Rodriguez (Broadway’s Addams Family, In The Heights, Spring Awakening)

Theatre Pages
Program Coordinators

Musical Theatre
Matthew Teague Miller
Office: PAC 205
Phone: 898-5493
mtmiller@csuchico.edu


Musical Theatre Dance Minor
Megan Zollinger
Office: PAC 207
Phone: 898-4353
mgzollinger@csuchico.edu