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There’s just something about being on stage that I can’t really describe. It’s almost like being transported to this magical place where nothing else in the whole world matters. You know when you see something or hear something, and it just feels like perfection? It’s like that.

All I know is that I want to do this for the rest of my life.

There’s just something about being on stage that I can’t really describe. It’s almost like being transported to this magical place where nothing else in the whole world matters. You know when you see something or hear something, and it just feels like perfection? It’s like that.

All I know is that I want to do this for the rest of my life.

There’s just something about being on stage that I can’t really describe. It’s almost like being transported to this magical place where nothing else in the whole world matters. You know when you see something or hear something, and it just feels like perfection? It’s like that.

All I know is that I want to do this for the rest of my life.

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A large list of Theatre & Musical Theatre programs

Please keep the following in mind
(1) Theatre programs are constantly changing
(2) We have only included undergraduate progams; Associate degrees are not listed
(3) There are many theatre programs that need to be added – we started with MT programs and are working on making this list more encompassing of theatre/acting degrees as well.

We’d appreciate if you’d email us if you have a program you’d like us to add, update, etc!

Please note: our site crashed not too long ago, so we are in the process of rebuilding this database of schools! We were able to extract the data of what we had but not the formatting, so there are still a chunk of schools at the bottom which need to be formatted into the table. We’re working on it! 🙂

School name Location Degree(s) offered Notes

Alabama

Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL BA Theatre Arts
BA Musical Theatre
Non-audition
Samford University Birmingham, AL BA Theatre
BFA Musical Theatre
Troy University Troy, AL BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting, Directing, or Musical Theatre

Arizona

Arizona State University (Theatre department) Tempe, AZ BA Theatre
BA Acting
Arizona State University (Music department) Tempe, AZ BA Music Theatre / Lyric Opera Theatre
University of Arizona Tuscon, AZ BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre

Arkansas

Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR BA Theatre
BFA Musical Theatre
Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, AR BFA Musical Theatre

California

AMDA Los Angeles, CA BFA Acting, 2 year Acting certificateBFA Musical Theatre, 2 year MT certificate
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA BA Theatre, can concentrate in Musical Theatre Non-audition
California State – Chico Chico, CA BA Theatre
BA Musical Theatre
Non-audition
California State – East Bay Howard, CA BA Theatre, can concentrate in Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing Non-audition
California State – Fullerton Fullerton, CA BA Theatre
BFA Musical Theatre
BFA Acting
California State – Northridge Northridge, CA BA Theatre, can minor in Musical Theatre Non-audition
California State – San Bernadino San Bernadino, CA BA Theatre, emphasis in Acting or Musical Theatre Non-audition
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA BA Theatre
BFA Musical Performance
Non-audition
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA BA Theatre, can minor in Acting or Musical Theatre Non-audition
University of California – Irvine Irvine, CA BA Drama
BFA Musical Theatre
Audition held after acceptance during Freshman year
University of California – Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA BA Theatre with emphasis in Acting or Musical Theatre
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA BA Dramatic Arts
BFA Acting
Can minor in Musical Theatre
Vanguard University Costa Mesa, CA BA Acting, can concentrate in Musical Theatre

Colorado

Mesa State College Grand Junction, CO BA Theatre
BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver, CO BA Theatre
BFA Musical Theatre
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO BA Theatre
BA Musical Theatre
University of Colorado – Boulder Boulder, CO BA Theatre
BFA Musical Theatre
Pre-screen required

Connecticut

University of Hartford – The Hartt School West Hartford, CT BFA Actor Training
BFA Musical Theatre
Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT BA Theatre Performance
BA Musical Theatre

District of Columbia

American University DC BA Theatre
BA Musical Theatre
Catholic University (Theatre Department) DC BA Theatre Non-audition
Catholic University (Music Department) DC BM Musical Theatre
Howard University DC BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre

Florida

Florida State University (Theatre department) Talahassee, FL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Prescreen required for BFA programs
Florida State University (Music department) Talahassee, FL BM Musical Theatre
Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre Arts
New World School of the Arts Miami, FL BFA Musical Theatre
BFA Acting
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL BA Theatre (can emphasise in Musical Theatre) Non-audition
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, FL BA Theatre (can emphasise or minor in Musical Theatre)
Rollins College Winter Park, FL BA Theatre Arts (can emphasise in Musical Theatre) Non-audition
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre Arts
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre Arts
University of Florida Gainesville, FL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre Arts
University of Tampa Tampa, FL BA Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)
BA Theatre
University of West Florida Pensacola, FL BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Students audition for the BFA in the Spring of their Freshman year

Georgia

Brenau State University Talahassee, FL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Brenau State University Gainesville, GA BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA BA Theatre & Performance Studies (can concentrate in Musical Theatre) Non-audition
Shorter University Rome, GA BFA Theatre
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Non-audition
Valdosta University Valdosta, GA BFA Theatre (with concentrations in Performance, Production, or Musical Theatre) Audition required only for Musical Theatre concentration
Young Harris College Valdosta, GA BA Theatre (can concentrate in Performance or Musical Theatre) Non-audition

Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI BA Theatre Non-audition
University of Hawaii at Hilo Hilo, HI BA Theatre (can concentrate in Acting or Musical Theatre Non-audition

Idaho

University of Idaho (Theatre department) Moscow, ID BFA Theatre
BA Theatre
BS Theatre

Illinois

Columbia College Chicago, IL BFA Musical Theatre Performance
BFA Acting with International Performance Study
BA Acting
BA Theatre
BA Musical Theatre
Elmhurst College (Mill Theatre) Elmhurst, IL BA Theatre Non-audition
Elmhurst College (Music department) Elmhurst, IL BA Musical Theatre
Illinois State University Normal, IL BA Musical Theatre
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre Arts
Prescreen required for BFA
Loyola University Chicago, IL BA Theatre Non-audition
Millikin University Decatur, IL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
North Central College Naperville, IL BA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
North Central College Naperville, IL BA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Northwestern University Evanston, IL BA Theatre Can audition for Musical Theatre certificate at the end of the Freshman year
Rockford University Rockford, IL BFA Theatre – can concentrate in Acting/Directing or Musical Theatre
BA Theatre Arts
Roosevelt University Chicago, IL BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre – concentrations in Voice or Dance
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre

Indiana

Ball State University Muncie, IN BFA Musical Theatre
BFA Acting
BA Acting
BA/BS Theatre Studies
Indiana University Bloomington, IN BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre & Drama
Indiana University Bloomington, IN BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre & Drama
BFA prescreen required
University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN BA/BS Theatre (can concentrate in Musical Theatre) Non-audition

Iowa

Drake University Des Moines, IA BFA Musical Theatre
BFA Acting
BA Acting

Kansas

Friends University Wichita, KS BA Theatre Non-audition
Southwestern College Winfield, KS BA Theatre (can emphasise in Musical Theatre) Non-audition
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS BFA Musical Theatre
BA/BGS Theatre Performance
Wichita State University Wichita, KS BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre

Kentucky

Asbury University Wilmore, KY BA Acting
BA Musical Theatre
Non-audition
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BA Theatre
BFA audition after 2nd year

Louisiana

Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA BS Theatre, can concentrate in Musical Theatre Non-audition
Tulane University (Theatre Department) New Orleans, LA BA Theatre
BFA Theatre

Maine

University of Southern Maine Portland, ME BA Theatre
BM Performance – Music Theatre

Maryland

Bowie State University Bowie, MD BS Theatre, can concentrate in Musical Theatre Non-audition

Massachusetts

Berklee College of Music Boston, MA BM Performance, can concentrate in Musical Theatre
Boston Conservatory Boston, MA BFA Contemporary Theatre
BFA Musical Theatre
Brandeis University Waltham, MA BA Theatre, can concentrate in Musical Theatre Non-audition
Dean College Franklin, MA BA Theatre, can concentrate in Acting or Musical Theatre
Emerson College Boston, MA BFA Theatre & Performance
BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
The BFA Acting program is a secondary audition to the Theatre & Performance program after 2 years of study
Northeastern University Boston, MA BA Theatre
BS Theatre
Non-audition

Michigan

Adrian College (Theatre Department) Adrian, MI BA Theatre Non-audition
Adrian College (Music Department) Adrian, MI BA Musical Theatre
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI BFA Theatre, Interpretation, and Dance
BFA Musical Theatre
Oakland University Rochester, MI BA Theatre
BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
Siena Heights University Adrian, MI BA Theatre
BA Musical Theatre
Non-audition
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Theatre Arts
BFA Theatre Performance – Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
Prescreen required
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI BA TheatreBFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre

Minnesota

Bethel University St. Paul, MN BA Theatre Arts, concentration in Musical Theatre Non-audition
Minnesota State University – Mankato Mankato, MN BA Theatre
BS Theatre
BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
University of Minnesota – Duluth Duluth, MN BA Theatre
BFA Theatre
BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BFA audition after 1st year

Mississippi

University of Mississippi University, MS BA Theatre
BFA Acting
BFA Musical Theatre
BFA audition after 1st year
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS BA Theatre, can concentrate in Musical Theatre
BFA Acting
Non-audition
William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS BA Theatre, can concentrate in Performance or Musical Theatre

MISSOURI
~Avila U BFA
~College of the Ozarks BA w/MT Emp
Culver Stockton College BFA
Lindenwood BFA
Missouri State U BFA
Missouri Valley College BFA
~Southeast Missouri State U BFA
Stephens College BFA Aud 1st yr
U Missouri, Kansas City BA Music w/Theatre conc
Webster U MO BFA
~William Woods U BA w/MT conc

NEBRASKA
~Creighton U BFA
Nebraska Wesleyan BFA*
U Nebraska at Kearney BFA (Music Dept)
~U Nebraska BA w/MT Minor

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Plymouth State U BA
U New Hampshire BA & Minor

NEW JERSEY
Fairleigh Dickinson U Madison/Florham BA w/MT conc
Montclair State U BFA
New Jersey City U BA Music MT
Rider U BFA

NEW MEXICO
Santa Fe U Art & Design BFA

NEW YORK
AMDA BFA/2YR CERT
CAP21 2YR CERT
Circle the Square Theatre School 2YR CERT
~Five Towns College BM w/MT conc BM
Hofstra U BFA w/MT Minor Aud 2nd yr
Ithaca College BFA*
Long Island U Post BFA
Manhattanville College BA Music w/MT conc
Marymount Manhattan BA w/MT Minor
Molloy/CAP21 BFA
Nazareth College BFA
New York U: Steinhardt BM*
New York U: Tisch BFA
Pace U BFA*
Russell Sage College w/NYSTI BS
SUNY Buffalo BFA
SUNY Cortland BA
SUNY Fredonia BFA
SUNY Geneseo BA
~SUNY Oswego BA w/MT track
Syracuse U BFA
Wagner College BA

NORTH CAROLINA
Catawba College BFA/~BA
East Carolina U BFA*
Elon U BFA*
Lees-McCrae College BFA Aud 1st yr
~Mars Hill College BFA
Meredith College BA
U North Carolina at Pembroke BM
Western Carolina U BFA/BM
William Peace College BFA

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota State U BFA w/MT track Aud 2nd yr
U North Dakota BFA

OHIO
Ashland U BA w/MT conc
Baldwin-Wallace College BM
Bowling Green State U BA Comm w/MT specialization
Capital U BM VP w/MT emp
Heidelberg U BA/BS Theatre w/MT emp
Kent State U BFA
~Marietta College BFA
Ohio Northern U BFA
Otterbein U BFA*
Shawnee State BFA
U Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music BFA
~U Findlay BA
Wright State U BFA
Youngstown State U BFA

OKLAHOMA
~Northern Oklahoma College AA
Oklahoma City U BM
Southeastern Oklahoma State U BA w/MT Option
U Central Oklahoma BM
U Oklahoma BFA*
~U Tulsa BA

OREGON
Southern Oregon U BFA w/Minor MT
~Western Oregon U BM w/MT emp BM

PENNSYLVANIA
Carnegie-Mellon U BFA
Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania BFA semesters Aud 2/3 yr
DeSales U BA
Indiana U Pennsylvania BA w/MT track
Marywood U BA
Messiah College BFA
~Muhlenberg College BA
Pennsylvania State U BFA*
Point Park U BA/BFA
Seton Hill U BA/BFA
Susquehanna U BA w/MT emp
Temple U BA Theater w/MT emp/conc
U the Arts BFA
West Chester U BA w/MT emp
Wilkes U BA

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island College BA w/MT conc

SOUTH CAROLINA
Coastal Carolina U BFA*
~Coker College BA w/MT conc
~Limestone College BA

SOUTH DAKOTA
~Northern State U BA
U South Dakota BFA

TENNESSEE
Belmont U BFA/BM
~Bryan College BS Music w/MT Option
Lipscomb U BFA
U Memphis BFA

TEXAS
Abilene Christian U BFA
Hardin-Simmons U BFA MT Track
KD Studio 2YR CERT
Sam Houston State U BFA
Southern Methodist MT minor after admission for BFA Acting/Dance/Voice
~St. Edward’s U BA w/MT minor
Texas Christian U BFA*
Texas State U BFA*
~Tyler JC AA
U Texas at Arlington BM
UTEP BFA
West Texas A&M BA

UTAH
Brigham Young U BFA Music Dance Theatre
Southern Utah U BFA Theatre w/MT Emp Aud 1st yr
U Utah BFA
Weber State U BA/BS

VERMONT
Johnson State College BA

VIRGINIA
~Christopher Newport U BA Theater w/MT Track
Emory & Henry College BA w/MT track
~Ferrum College BFA or Minor
James Madison U BA/BM
Shenandoah Conservatory BFA*
~Sweet Briar College BA & Minor
~Virginia Intermont College BFA

WASHINGTON
Central Washington U BFA
Cornish College of the Arts BFA w/MT emp
U Washington, Seattle BA

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia U BFA
~West Virginia Wesleyan College BA

WISCONSIN
~Carthage College BA
~Edgewood College BA
U Wisconsin, Green Bay BA
U Wisconsin, La Crosse BA
U Wisconsin-Milwaukee Inter-Arts BFA MT
U Wisconsin-Stevens Point BFA
Viterbo U BFA

WYOMING
Casper College 2YR CERT
U Wyoming BFA
~Western Wyoming CC AA

CANADA
Dalhousie U BA Hons audition for classes
Sheridan College BAA

UNITED KINGDOM
Guildford School of Acting BA Hons
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts London, BA
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland BA Hons