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Fine Arts


"I was amazed that this kind of education was available near where I grew up. I think working with current, professional tools will benefit me."
Kristen Hirlinger, Music Technology major

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

The Musical Theatre program provides you with training and production opportunities in the areas of acting, music and dance to prepare you for entry into the well-established and fast-expanding profession of musical theatre performance.

Why Choose Musical Theatre at UCM?

  • You'll work with the James L. Highlander Theatre, a 442-seat continental wedge-shaped auditorium with a fully rigged stage.
  • You'll have performance opportunities available in 30-35 productions each school year in both the theatre and music departments.
  • You can join the University Concert Choir, which has appeared on national television and toured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

What will I study?
The Department of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to developing your intellectual growth, creativity, artistic leadership and passion by combining hands-on theatrical training within a liberal arts education.

Courses include:

  • Choreography
  • Piano Class I and II
  • Advanced Acting
  • Tap Dance

What can I do with a degree in Musical Theatre?

  • Actor/Actress
  • Drama Coach
  • Producer
  • Casting Director
  • Costume Designer

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Musical Theatre, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival?Players
  • Theta Alpha Phi

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

The faculty at UCM are dedicated to providing you with the opportunity to find your unique voice as an artist and share your visions, curiosities, bravery, and talents with a collaborative team.

Learn more about Musical Theatre at UCM:
Department of Theatre and Dance
660-543-4020

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