Department of Music

Musical Theatre Undergraduate Program

Irving Berlin's White Christmas as performed by Missouri State's musical theatre troupe

Do you want to be a "triple threat" – an actor, dancer and singer?

Then the Missouri State University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre is the program for you.

This program is designed for the singer/actor/dancer who possesses a strong foundation in the skills needed to pursue a career as a performing professional in musical theatre, including "book" musicals and variety productions. It is a cooperative program between the music department and the theatre and dance department.

In addition to excellent musical training – particularly vocal – the University’s program also will offer you outstanding acting and dancing courses, as well as a variety of opportunities to perform and earn your professional performer credentials.

At Missouri State we offer musical theatre students:

  • Conservatory training in a liberal arts environment
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Outstanding professional faculty
  • Strong Broadway track record
  • Four Musical Theatre productions annually
  • Only Musical Theatre program in Missouri to  hold accreditation with both the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Music
  • Direct association with an equity summer theatre, Tent Theatre
  • Competitive yet nurturing atmosphere
  • New York City Senior Showcase