IT ALL ADDS UP – More than 50 theater and dance courses, six fully realized Mainstage productions, and more than 20 student productions a year give you plenty of opportunities to get experience in all aspects of theater through our program, which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts–Musical Theater track is a unique academic program that blends key elements of a traditional musical theater curriculum with an expanded focus on the techniques essential to all genres of theater.
Please Note: Pending approval by the Pennsylvania State System, this program will soon change to a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater (expected spring 2015).
The Musical Theater Track can prepare you for entry-level work, or graduate school training toward a career in theater and related occupations of the entertainment industry. Competition is keen in musical theater, and this degree will prepare you for additional training if it’s your dream to become a musical theater professional.
Many graduates also find themselves well suited to other careers that require collaborative skills and creative imagination coupled with the discipline of musical theater training and performance. Advertising, law, counseling, and event management are examples.
“I always wanted to write a musical, but never thought I could do it. IUP showed me how!” —Joe York, student
This track combines the outstanding resources of IUP’s Department of Theater and Dance with the Department of Music. All applicants for this degree program audition for both departments in a unified audition.
Once accepted into the Music-Theater track of the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts degree, a student is assigned a primary advisor in the Department of Theater and Dance and a secondary advisor in the Department of Music. This will ensure that each Music-Theater major can meet all degree requirements within a regular four-year course of study at IUP.
Course Catalog for Musical Theater
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