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Musical Theatre Bachelor Degree (BFA)

Musical Theatre Bachelor Degree (BFA)

Musical Theatre at Messiah College

At Messiah College, one of the top Christian colleges in the U.S., you'll experience outstanding training and ample opportunities to become a world-class performer within this interdisciplinary, accredited musical theatre degree program.

This demanding, professional major will prepare you for a competitive career in musical theatre, and is one of only three Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in musical theatre program within the CCCU (Council of Christian Colleges & Universities). Our musical theatre degree program is also accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre). Extensive training in acting, dancing and singing will provide you with a comprehensive performance background. 


Musical theatre major distinctives
Career options for musical theatre majors
Internship opportunities for musical theatre majors

Program emphasis

Students in the musical theatre program will take courses in directing, acting, tap dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz, choreography, history of theatre, music theory, voice and ear training and more.

Put what you learn into practice

With the opportunity to be involved in a minimum of three on-campus productions, participate in music and dance ensembles and various internship opportunities, you'll gain a wealth of real-world performing experience.

While earning your musical theatre degree, you’ll have chance to audition for touring companies of musicals, in summer stock theatre or in musical theatre offerings in New York or other major cities around the country. You may also consider studying at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland!

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Students in the musical theatre program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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