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Coursework

Acting

Eight semesters of Stanislavsky based training covering varous styles including Shakespeare, Chekhov, screen acting, and audition techniques.

Voice And Movement

Four semesters of studio work, grounded in the Linklater approach to voice and physical techniques.

Musical Theatre Voice Training

Four semesters of voice classes and four semesters of private voice lessons.

Musical Theatre Performance Classes

Three semesters of musical theatre performance classes in varying styles and genres including New Musical Theatre, Golden Age, American Songbook and autidion techniques.

Dance

Fundamentals of Musical Theatre Styles grounded in the techniques of ballet, jazz and tap are taught within the School of Theatre, Film and Television. Students also have the opportunity to take additional courses in the School of Dance.

Showcase

Professional development and business strategies culminating in a showcase for leading industry professionals from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and major regional markets.


Performance Opportunities

Encore

Freshman Musical Theatre majors perform and tour in a specially created revue which celebrates the Broadway musical and the American Songbook.

Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART)

Sophomore, junior, and senior company members are cast each semester in the School of Theatre, Film & Television ART season which produces two musicals, one Shakespeare play, and three other plays.

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) Internship Program

The School of Theatre, Film & Television has an active internship program with ATC, the state's regional LORT B repertory theatre. Selected ART company members perform as understudies in ATC productions and receive academic credit and earn points in the Actors' Equity Association's Equity Membership Candidacy program.

Student Films

Students have the opportunity to work on multiple film productions each semester.

For specific information about course requirements for the BFA in Musical Theatre, click here.

To apply to BFA Musical Theatre, see the BFA Musical Theatre admission website.