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Seven semesters of Stanislavsky-based training in modern American realism, Chekhov, Shakespeare, Commedia dell'arte, Moliere, Restoration, screen acting and audition techniques.

Voice And Movement

Four semesters of studio work, grounded in the Linklater approach to voice and physical techniquest that explore and develop the actors instrument and physical characterization skills. Advanced analysis and performance of classical literature, period style and movement skills.

Musical Theatre Voice Training

Four semesters of class voice and four semesters of private vocal coaching as applied to classical style and musical theatre repertoire:  legit, belt, pop vocal styles.

Musical Theatre Performance Classes

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


A dance class every semester with courses in ballet, tap, jazz and theatre dance in the UA School of Dance.

Performance Opportunities


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.

Showcase of Talent

Each year, senior BFA Musical Theatre candidates are presented to industry casting directors, agents and directors in our Showcase of Talent which launches the professional careers of musical theatre and acting majors.

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.


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.