Why study musical theatre at UND?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

A B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from UND provides the experience, industry knowledge and education you need to succeed on as a professional in the field..

The interdisciplinary program combines high-level training in acting, dance and vocal performance with a strong foundation in history, theory and analysis. You'll also develop your intellectual skills through a core of liberal arts courses ranging from math and science to history and literature.

You'll engage in every aspect of musical theatre, including:

  • Acting
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Directing
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Acting for Musical Theatre
  • Stagecraft
  • Makeup
  • Ensemble Singing

Beyond the classroom, you'll have plenty of opportunities to perform in full realized productions of classic musicals, new works and operettas.

Auditions for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre

The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre is an audition based program. To audition, schedule an in person audition and campus tour or send a video audition. All auditions must include a 32-bar cutting from two musical theatre selections and a monologue. All music must have accompaniment. To schedule an audition or to send a video audition, please email Emily Cherry, Head of the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.

Musical Theatre at UND

  • Get involved in theatre productions as early as freshman year in one of the four shows the department produces each year.

  • Audition for professional summer work.

  • Join UND's theatre student-run Society of Dionysus to meet fellow students, promote productions and help plan events.

Musical Theatre Careers

UND gave me the foundation I needed to propel me into my career as an actor in NYC and I will forever love my BFA family.UND Alum, B.F.A. in Musical Theatre

A B.F.A. in Musical Theatre prepares you to succeed as a performer, producer, director and beyond.

Program graduates have gone on to advanced studies in the finest graduate programs around the world. Others have established careers in professional and regional theatre, television and the Hollywood film industry, or gone on to teach at the high school and college level.

Additional career options include:

  • National Tours
  • Regional Theatres
  • Cruise Ships
  • Arts Management

Whatever career you pursue, your foundation in the liberal arts provides the skills you need to succeed.

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Leaders that Do

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