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CWU Programs

Degree Type 
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Contact Name 
Christina Barrigan
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The Theatre Arts: Music Theatre BFA builds specific skills through singing, acting, and stage movement in the musical theatre style. Students choose from a range of courses, both introductory and advanced, from writing and movement, to dancing and voice.


The musical theatre program is innovative and interdisciplinary. Students complete a sequence of core foundation courses, gain admission into the program through audition/interview, and focus in a single emphasis-performance, design and production, or musical theatre. The major builds specific skills in production from a strong foundation of using the body as the artist’s instrument through singing, voice, and stage movement in the musical theatre style.

Why this program 

Professional opportunities abound in professional theatre and entertainment industries to include repertory companies, performing arts centers, regional theatres, touring companies, dinner theatres, film and television, theme parks, children's theatre and industrial films and shows. • More and more CWU grads are finding their way into some of the most prestigious graduate programs in the country, which will allow for even further advancement in the business. In the past five years the department has placed more than 20 graduates in MA and MFA programs throughout the country, most with full scholarships and assistantships

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Dept. Chair
Possible Search Names 
musicals, musical theatre, musical theater

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