Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Musical Theatre builds on our nationally-recognized BA Theatre Degree and offers professional training in acting, singing and dancing.

Why Study Musical Theatre?

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Powerful Allies

Through a partnership with the UAB Department of Music, students in the BFA Program receive highly specialized training in Acting, Voice, and Speech, Movement, Private Voice Lessons, Music Theory, Piano, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap.

Perform while you Study

Theatre UAB produces four main stage productions a year, four touring productions, studio productions and other projects, offering ample performance opportunities each semester.

Career Preparation

Graduates of our BFA are prepared for a professional career by participating in workshops with Guest Artists currently working in the industry and through the intense work of the Musical Theatre Capstone course focusing on all the “business” aspects of “show business.”

Curriculum

A complete list of courses and requirements is available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

Ready to Apply?

Admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre consists of an application to UAB, an application through Acceptd, and an audition.

UAB Application

All the information you need to apply can be found on UAB's Undergraduate Admissions Hub.

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Acceptd Application

Acceptd is the largest performing and visual arts network in the world.

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Audition

The BFA Musical Theatre will host multiple auditions in the 2021-22 school year:

On-Campus Audition Dates

  • Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Saturday, February 5, 2022

Virtual Audition (in-person auditions preferred)

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022

Chicago Unified Auditions

  • Monday-Wednesday, February 7-9, 2022

The deadline to submit an audition application is January 27, 2022. Once students have submitted their Acceptd application, they will receive more information about the audition procedures.

Instructions

Students auditioning for the BFA Musical Theatre program must fill out an online application. Please answer all of the required fields, upload a theatre resume, headshot, and prescreen videos, and select a preferred audition date. Once the application has been submitted, you will be contacted within two weeks to confirm your audition.

Students are required to upload prescreen audition videos as part of the application. UAB participates in the College Musical Theatre Common Prescreen Criteria.

UAB prefers the following options:

  • Song: Option A or B
  • Monologue: Option A
  • Dance: Dance Option
  • Wild Card
  • Optional Materials: Ballet Option

If you need any help with preparing prescreen videos, please contact Valerie Accetta at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please be advised that the UAB Department of Theatre is unable to make any offers before a student has been accepted by the university. It is highly recommended that students apply for admission to the university prior to auditioning.

If you have any questions regarding our application procedures or audition requirements, please contact the auditions coordinator, Mel Christian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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