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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Musical Theatre

sarah pullen batboy Our BFA in Musical Theatre builds on our nationally recognized BA Theatre Degree to offer the specific trainings performers need for success in the working world of musical theatre.

Students are selected for BFA program on the basis of their academic ability and their performance in the mandatory audition. They receive highly specialized training in Acting, Voice and Speech, Movement, Private Voice Lessons, Music Theory, Piano, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap through partnerships with the UAB Department of Music and other local organizations.

Guest Artists currently working in the entertainment industry help prepare the BFA students for a career in New York, Los Angeles, and other major venues. The Musical Theatre Capstone, a class about the business of theatre, gives the BFA students the practical information they need to get started in the professional world. The four-year program culminates in a Showcase for casting directors and agents.