Musical Theatre

B.F.A. Musical Theatre Curriculum

Ball State University's B.F.A. in Musical Theatre is an interdisciplinary program offering students individual vocal instruction accompanied by weekly studio master classes and courses in musicianship (music theory, sight singing, piano, ensemble singing), as well as comprehensive acting and dance training.  Our goal is to give our students the skills to enter the industry capable of handling a variety of styles, genres, and time periods within the musical theatre canon.

  • The curriculum allows for exciting immersive learning and study abroad opportunities.
  • Students have numerous on-campus workshops with professional casting directors and other industry professionals throughout their four years of training. 
  • Every year, we host internationally renowned distinguished guest artists. Past guests have included Joel Grey, David Shire, Walter Bobbie, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Baranski, and Liz Callaway, among many others.
  • The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre requires 85 credit hours. The lowest acceptable grade in a course for credit toward a major or minor in Theatre or Dance is C. Any student receiving a C- or lower must retake the course in order to receive credit towards a major or minor in the department. The repetition of a course does not remove the previous grades from the student’s official academic record. The last grade in a course will be used in computing the student’s grade-point average.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the Musical Theatre Curriculum and the 8 semester student plan:

Musical Theatre 8 semester plan-Fall 2014 and before
Musical Theatre 8 semester plan-Fall 2015 and after

More Information

For complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8740
Fax: 765-285-4030
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