What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) Musical Theatre concentration in the Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to fostering a student's talent and technique in all aspects of musical theatre. Students enjoy the advantage of being part of a vibrant liberal arts community with the added benefit of more intimate class sizes.

Our BA in Theatre with a Musical Theatre concentration, now in its 15th year, is a more flexible degree program designed to help the student become a well-rounded and competitive musical theatre scholar/artist, while offering room to explore other fields of study.

By studying Musical Theatre at UA, you will:

  • work with a faculty of passionate, highly trained professionals.
  • make valuable connections in professional musical theatre by participating in master classes and auditions here on campus.
  • receive hands-on preparation for various employment opportunities through professional theatre conferences and on-campus auditions.
  • have an invaluable, competitive edge with information and material that prepares students for a comprehensive career in the business aspects of musical theatre.
  • have the opportunity to audition for participation in a senior showcase in NYC, performing for industry professionals.
  • have the opportunity to perform as part of our diverse season, in occasional touring productions, as part of Summer Tide Theatre (our professional theatre in Gulf Shores), and in student productions.

Special Opportunities

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers various programs of study leading to the BA degree in theatre. These program areas include acting, musical theatre, theatre management and administration, scene design and technical production, and costume design and production. Please see the principal advisor in each of these areas for entrance requirements and a suggested course of study.

The highly motivated student who seeks to be well prepared for either the profession or graduate education may choose to take more hours in the major than the specified 36. This plan of action is highly desirable and strongly advised, but is not required. If more than 42 hours are accrued in the major, the student will be exceeding the 120 credit hour requirement for graduation by the number of hours taken over the single-subject 42 semester hour limit.

Career Opportunities:

Commercial theatre in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; regional theatre; film and television; education; theme parks; cruise ships; scenery and costume studios; technical production companies

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,250.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 May 2022

Start date

12 January 2022, 17 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Clark Hall,

The University of Alabama,

TUSCALOOSA,

Alabama,

35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each student completing the early childhood education major must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in both HD and UA coursework before enrolling in HD 495 Early Childhood Ed Internship. Many internship opportunities require a cumulative and HD GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

For international students

Students completing a high school diploma equivalent to U.S degree.

International applicants must submit an official qualifying English Proficiency test score:

TOEFL iBT score of 79 and above

TOEFL paper-based score of 550 and above

IELTS score of 6.0 or above

Pearson’s Test of English score of 54 or above

Duolingo English Test score of 51 or above

International Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: May 1; Spring Semester: October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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