Designed to prepare future actor-singers for the professional theatre, this interdisciplinary program focuses on developing the skills and professionalism required by a career in the theatre. The program will attract students who are willing to commit to structured, intensive, studio-based training and are searching for to become a part of a company of actors, singers, dancers and designers.
The program embraces the richness and diversity of this challenging art form, which includes musical comedy, the musical play, new and alternative music theatre, "Broadway opera," cabaret and revue. Students receive technique training in acting complemented by training in vocal technique, musicianship, dance, and the study of the repertoire of the musical theatre in print and recordings, as well as in rehearsal and performance.
PLEASE NOTE: Admission is based on current University standards and an audition and interview process. The purpose of this review/interview is to allow the faculty an opportunity to evaluate previous training, assess current skills and aptitude, gauge desire for (and ability to enter into) rigorous training and determine the department’s ability to educate the student with respect to a career in the theatre.