Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre Concentration

An undergraduate degree with a concentration in musical theatre.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre Concentration


The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is intended for the dedicated and committed student who wishes to pursue a career in musical theatre. This interdisciplinary program involves course work in the core disciplines of music, theatre, and dance, as well as liberal arts courses designed to add historical context and insight into the student’s creative choices through theory and analysis. Our program utilizes the expertise of nationally and internationally recognized faculty from theatre, music, and dance to create a well-rounded artist/scholar.

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Singing, Musicals and Performances

Students have the opportunity to audition for multiple performance experiences including classic American musicals, contemporary musicals, operettas, plays with music, cabarets, musical revues, workshops/works-in-progress, readings of new musicals, plays, devised performances, and other collaborative & interdisciplinary projects. Students may be cast as early as their first year of enrollment, and all BFA majors are required to audition for every main-stage production. Students are also encouraged to audition for as many studios, dance concerts, and directing scenes as schedules allow.

Musical Theatre Concentration

This interdisciplinary concentration involves course work in the core disciplines of music, theatre, and dance, as well as Liberal Arts and University Core requirements.

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All BFA students must fulfill University Core requirements. The course catalog is linked below for current degree information, including course descriptions and all degree requirements. The one sheet linked below provides an example of a 4-year degree sequence for informational purposes only. Please see your advisor for a detailed plan to complete a BFA Musical Theatre Concentration degree. 

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The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance season productions provide a showcase for the creative research of the academic program. Students enrolled in a major are encouraged to audition for non-season performances as schedules allow. Follow the link to view a short list of performance opportunities that are available to all students, including BFA students in the Musical Theatre Concentration. 

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Program Audition

All BFA candidates must formally audition for admittance into the degree program. All prospective students must be accepted by the University of Texas at Arlington prior to acceptance into the BFA program. Our Acceptd page provides detailed information on what must be submitted for each concentration. After your submission has been reviewed, you may be contacted to schedule a virtual or in-person callback. Follow the links below for our two step process. 

Fall 2024 Department Deadline: April 15, 2024 ($35 Acceptd Fee)

Department Faculty & Staff

J. Austin Eyer, MFA Theatre, Penn State University

Assistant Professor

Area Head BFA Musical Theatre


Austin Eyer


Phone #: (817) 272-2670

Office: Fine Arts Building North 191C

Dr. Anne Healy, PhD Aesthetic Studies: Theatre/Musical Theatre, University of Texas at Dallas

Associate Professor

Associate Chair

AEA, SDC Associate

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Phone #: (817) 272-5202

Office: Fine Arts Building North 191A

Vicky Nooe, MM Collaborative Piano, Boston University; MM Music Theory Pedagogy, Southern Methodist University



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Phone #: (817) 272-5785

Office: Fine Arts Building North 422

Jocelyn Hansen, Doctorate Candidate Musical Arts; MA Music, Michigan State University

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Jocelyn Hansen


Phone #: (817) 272-7393

Office: Fine Arts Building North 423

Laurie M Taylor, MFA Dance, University of the Arts

Assistant Professor

Area Head Dance Minor

Laurie Taylor Professor of Dance