“All the world is a stage” and at WCU we’ll prepare you—the singer, dancer, and actor—to step onto the professional stage of musical theatre. From world-class faculty to cutting-edge facilities to a rigorous curriculum, we’ll provide you with a strong foundation in the performance and technical aspects of musical theatre and equip you with the tools you need for a professional career or graduate study. Entrance into the BFA in Theatre - Musical Theatre is competitive and is by admission/interview only.
Broadway legend Terrence Mann heads our “cast” of professional faculty who bring you a rare and invaluable insider’s perspective to the scholarship and performance of musical theatre. From your admittance audition to graduation and beyond, our team of experts is committed to your development and success.
The Musical Theatre Program at WCU is administered by the School of Stage & Screen. The school is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The School of Stage and Screen is a member organization of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).
The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre requires 69 hours of courses in the major, plus the University requirement of 42 hours of liberal studies. In addition, students must take 9 hours of electives. An internship is required, which most students normally complete in the summer between junior and senior year.
We also offer a minor in dance which makes a good complement to the B.F.A. degree.
To spark creativity, facilitate innovation, and cultivate artists who are confident and prepared to succeed in the entertainment industry.