Whether your dream is to focus on musical theatre and perform, or to supplement your training in the arts with a minor in musical theatre, the Musical Theatre Program at UNCG has a path for you. With a core faculty of committed Musical Theatre experts, plus the resources of UNCG’s nationally-renowned schools of theatre, music, and dance, students will receive top tier training in acting, voice, and movement. Explore your options here and then come meet us in person to see what UNCG Musical Theatre can do for your passion.
About the Musical Theatre Faculty
While students will work with the entire UNCG Theatre Faculty, they will also have the opportunity to work directly with the following Musical Theatre artists:
(Artist in Residence; Program Coordinator; Music Director.)
Credits include Wicked (Broadway); First Date (Broadway); Heathers (Original Off-Broadway); The Prince of Egypt (International, West End).
(Assistant Professor; Acting, Directing, Scene Study.)
Credits include Escape to Margaritaville (Broadway); Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum; Orlando Philharmonic; Sarasota Opera
Students’ credits include Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway, Nat’l Tour); Matilda (Broadway); Cats (Broadway); Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway); Rent (Off-Bway); Hamilton (Nat’l Tour); Bring It On (Nat’l Tour); and others.
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How many applicants are accepted into the program?
The BFA in Musical Theatre accepts 7-9 students into each cohort, resulting in exceptionally small class sizes and individualized training.
What kinds of classes would I take?
You can view the full BFA in Musical Theatre curriculum here. The dance curriculum is tailored to suit each student’s needs, and additional dance classes can easily be added in the junior and senior years assuming a student is current on their other studies.
Do I get to take voice lessons?
Yes, the BFA in Musical Theatre has hour-long, private vocal study beginning in your first semester. Voice lessons are an integral part of our training and last throughout your time as a student.
How do I apply?
The application process for the BFA in Musical Theatre is a 3-step process. First, you’ll need to submit a pre-screen application. Visit Acceptd for full details of the pre-screen process and to begin your application. Pre-screens will open in August of each year and close in January. Next, following a successful pre-screen, you will be invited to campus for a live audition. Finally, you’ll need to apply to the University. You don’t need to apply to UNCG before your audition, but we do recommend you apply by December 1st for priority consideration for financial aid. Auditions and deliberations continue through the end of February and admission offers are made in early March for the following fall’s incoming freshman cohort. If you have any questions about the audition process you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.