The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre is a pre-professional degree in music, theatre, and dance, with an emphasis on the essential integration of these elements. Our faculty creates an environment where aspiring musical theatre artists can begin a career and where powerful transformational experiences occur.
While we intend to generate young artists who can sing, dance, and act with technical ease and facility, a liberal arts-based education becomes a necessary tool for a performer. Critical, analytical, and independent thinking are essential qualities as they serve as the foundation of creative work. Also, a small class size is crucial so that the individual attention from the faculty can be maintained as well as the monitoring of our students’ growth vocally, physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
At Nazareth, training in musical theatre is not about being famous or becoming a star. It is about learning to work in ways that contribute positively to our art form, collaborating with fellow artists, and fostering a lasting appreciation for, and life in, the performing arts.
The consistent Top-Ten nationwide ranking (Princeton Review, Best College Theatre) and the multi-million dollar renovation of the Arts Center, which creates a stage and performance space that uniquely accommodates musical theatre performances, are among the many attractive features of the Theatre Arts department.