BFA in THEATRE ARTS / MUSICAL THEATRE
COLLABORATE, EXPLORE, CREATE
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is intended for the dedicated and committed student who wishes to pursue a career in musical theatre. This interdisciplinary program involves course work in the core disciplines of music, theatre, and dance, as well as liberal arts courses designed to add historical context and insight into the student’s creative choices through theory and analysis. Our program utilizes the expertise of nationally and internationally recognized faculty from theatre, music, and dance to create a well-rounded artist/scholar. Please click to see the degree plan for the BFA in Musical Theatre.
Over four years the students will have the opportunity to audition for multiple performance experiences including, but not limited to, classic American musicals, modern musicals, operas, operettas, plays with music, cabaret performances, musical revues, workshop/works-in-progress, readings of new musicals, plays, devised performance, and other collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. Students may be cast as early as their first year of enrollment!
BFA Musical Theatre majors are required to audition for every main-stage production and accept any role. Students are encouraged to audition for as many MavLab, Studio, Dance Concerts, and Directing Scenes, as schedules allow.
PROGRAM AUDITION & ACCEPTANCE
Auditions consist of portions from two (2) contrasting musical theatre pieces (16-32 bars in length) showing range, storytelling, and variety, as well as a one-minute contemporary monologue from a published play. Please bring sheet music in the correct key, double-sided, and in a binder. An accompanist will be provided. Each student auditioning will be required to submit an audition form, resume, and headshot at the time of audition. Acceptance into the BFA Musical Theatre program is contingent upon acceptance to the university. A limited number of students will be accepted into the program to ensure personalized instruction and attention.
Broadway Mavericks is an auditioned singing and performing ensemble consisting of 12-20 UTA Theatre Majors. The purpose of the group is to provide a “face” of the department to the university and the community at large while also entertaining and informing its audiences. The group’s performances are flexible in size and length and include solos, small groups, and whole ensemble numbers ranging from the 1940’s to today. For audition information, please visit the audition page.
The UTA Broadway Mavericks are available to perform at virtually any event or venue and can tailor their performance to the event. Please contact the group’s director, Dr. Katherine Noone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.