Multi-talented students who finish high school with experience in
musical theater may want to consider developing new competencies to reach their potential as an
actor, a singer, and a dancer through the bachelor of arts program in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts – Musical Theater Track.
This track combines the strengths of the Department of Theater and
Dance and Department of Music. Successful applicants will audition into
both departments. By incorporating music and dance classes with the
emphasis on theater, you can customize your degree to emphasize your
strengths and build skills for the job market.
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts major taking the Musical Theater
track begins with acting or dance classes along with individual voice
lessons, and Musical Theater Workshop. Throughout your learning, you'll
combine studio classes in performance with theoretical knowledge and
onstage experience, which begins your first year. As you progress, the
flexibility of the degree allows for electives in choreography,
directing, design, and playwriting, so you'll have the ability to create
your own work.
Theater-by-the-Grove and the IUP Dance Theater Company support
numerous creative opportunities in six productions a year, including one
musical. Additional creative opportunities are provided through studio,
touring, Music-Theater Opera, and workshop productions. As part of the Acorn Project, students are encouraged to explore playwriting, acting, and directing in up to 25 productions each year.
IUP also offers a minor in Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts through the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
Department admission requirements
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