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Musical Theatre

administrative contact

James Froemel
Recruitment Specialist
phone: 304-293-4339

program contact

James Froemel
Recruitment Specialist
phone: 304-293-4339

Program Details

Program Description

The goal of the bachelor of fine arts in musical theatre major is to train students for successful careers in musical and stage performance in the competitive entertainment industry. The major shares a joint curriculum and resources drawn from WVU’s School of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music. A typical BFA student may perform in as many as 15 productions during the course of study at WVU

Career Profile

Career opportunities for musical theatre majors include working as professional performers in the television, film and entertainment industries. Graduates with a BFA in Musical Theatre may continue their education in graduate theatre programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Theatre and Dance and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.