School of Performing ArtsMusical Theatre

Group of cast members dancing at the Nine theatre production
Two cast members performing at the Nine theatre production

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical TheatreCurriculum

The BFA in Musical Theatre provides intense instruction in music (voice), acting, and dance. This training is synthesized in university productions. A typical year will include 2 musical theatre productions, 2 plays, 2 dance concerts, along with many large and small ensemble concerts. Individualized instruction ensures that each student finds and hones what makes them unique and marketable in the competitive profession of musical theatre. JU has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1931.

Sample Courses

  • Recital Attendance
  • Essential Keyboard Skills
  • Theory I & II
  • Theory Lab I & II
  • Music Profession
  • Principal Applied
  • Applied Voice Lab
  • Singer’s Diction I
  • Large Vocal Ensemble
  • Tap Dance
  • Acting I
  • Intro to Music Technology
  • Applied Voice Lab

Admissions Requirements

Musical Theatre majors are required to audition to determine entrance into the program. During this process, students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and to experience firsthand JU’s performance and art facilities. For more information on the audition requirements, visit

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