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Musical Theatre

The goal of the bachelor of fine arts in musical theatre major is to train students for successful careers in musical and stage performance in the competitive entertainment industry. The major shares a joint curriculum and resources drawn from WVU’s School of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music. A typical B.F.A. student may perform in as many as 15 productions during the course of study at WVU.

Career Profile

Career opportunities for musical theatre majors include working as professional performers in the television, film and entertainment industries. Graduates with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre may continue their education in graduate theatre programs.

Sample Course Schedules

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Freshman Year

THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals THET 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA THET 144 Fundamentals of Acting THET 103 Stagecraft THET 104 Stagecraft Lab

Senior Year

This major is so brand-spanking new that students haven’t finished their senior year.

By the Numbers

Facts and figures that make this major unique:

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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