Musical theatre at Messiah College
You'll have outstanding training and opportunities to become a world-class performer within this interdisciplinary, accredited degree program.This demanding professional major will prepare you for a competitive career in musical theatre, and is the only Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre program within the CCCU (Council of Christian Colleges & Universities) that is accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre). Extensive training in acting, dancing and singing will provide you with a comprehensive performance background.
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.
Musical theatre major distinctives
As a musical theatre major at Messiah College, you'll be able to:
- Have the opportunity 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.
- Consider studying at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland over January-term (J-term).
- Choose to continue your studies in a Master of Fine Arts program.
- Connect with a community of Messiah theatre graduates that exists in New York City.
- Have access to the Calvin and Janet High Center for. Worship and Performing Arts, home to a state-of-the-art dance studio and black box space.
Career options for musical theatre majors
As a graduate of the musical theatre program, students are equipped to secure positions such as:
- Theatre performer
For more information on career planning for the musical theatre program, visit the Messiah College Career and Professional Development Center.
Internship opportunities for musical theatre majors
Messiah’s nationally recognized internship program places students in a variety of musical theatre internships. A few examples include:
- Gaiety School of Action in Dublin, Ireland (during J-Term)
- Local performance companies
Learn more about the Department of Theatre and Dance
|Faculty direct, design and perform locally and across the country as well as work with a variety of theatre companies.|
|Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts features the Grace Pollock Dance Studio, a state-of-the-art dance studio and Poorman Black Box Theater for smaller theatre performances.|
|On-campus, 400-seat proscenium-style performance theatre - watch the video tour.|
|On-site costume and properties storage|
|On-campus dance studio|
|Associate member of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide|
|Associate member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre|