About this course
The M.F.A. in musical theater program is a comprehensive performance-based immersion into the theatrical art form, with an emphasis on musical theater, but also with a strong theoretical and practical focus on the fundamentals and practice of theater in general.
Upon completion of the M.F.A. in musical theater, students will be able to:
- Perform, direct, and instruct others in the practice of theater—particularly theater that uses music—through comprehensive study and practice within the art form.
- Utilize their understanding of historical and contemporary musical theater through analysis, performance, and pedagogical practice.
- Perform historical and contemporary theatrical works, informed by an in-depth study of acting, voice, speech, and movement.
- Sing with a mastery of vocal technique in all styles of the musical theater repertoire, having sharpened their skills in musical theory, score analysis, and character interpretation.
- Demonstrate mastery and versatility in ballet and jazz to the highest level needed to support their professional work.
- Perform and produce cabaret shows, create roles in new works of musical theater, and present themselves successfully to industry professionals.