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Top Ten Musical Theatre Colleges

Shenandoah ​University​
Shenandoah ​University​

Shenandoah’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre curriculum is designed for the talented performer who wishes to prepare for a professional career in musical theatre. The curriculum provides a balance of theatre, music and dance study with practical applications.

source: su.edu
Millikin ​University​
Millikin ​University​

Musical Theatre, B.F.A. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre is designed to prepare students for success in the professional theatre industry. By combining conservatory-style training with a strong liberal arts education, our students explore, develop, and hone their craft to become well-rounded artists with valuable skill sets that will prepare them for professional success.

source: millikin.edu
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Oklahoma ​City University​
Oklahoma ​City University​

As a parent who attended the auditions with him, researched the program, toured the school and facilities, and observed a musical rehearsal, it is a very fine program. The school is very small, has an emphasis on religious education, and is not, however, in an ideal area of Oklahoma City.

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Baldwin ​Wallace Conservatory of Music​
Baldwin ​Wallace Conservatory of Music​

Our undergraduate-only Conservatory of Music is a vibrant community where passion, ... "Top 10 Colleges for Musical Theater" ... Baldwin Wallace University ...

source: bw.edu
Elon ​University​
Elon ​University​

Admission to Elon’s music theatre program is by audition. Audition dates are set annually in the fall and spring. View a list of upcoming audition dates. Students may audition before being admitted to Elon; however, all offers of admission to the music theatre program are pending until a student is admitted to the university.

source: elon.edu
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University of ​Michigan​
University of ​Michigan​

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 1 Musical Theatre Degree program. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 20 students graduated in the study area of Musical Theatre with students earning 20 Bachelor's degrees.

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Carnegie ​Mellon University​
Carnegie ​Mellon University​

Prepare as well as you can, and do check out the Musical Theatre thread ( and Drama majors thread) as has been recommended. There is A TON of great info there on CMU and many other theatre programs as well as very useful info on the audition process, the use of coaches, how to prepare, etc.

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Tisch School ​of the Arts​
Tisch School ​of the Arts​

The Office of Special Programs at Tisch School of the Arts provides access to the arts. Whether you’re an NYU or visiting college student, high school student or working professional, we provide you with the introductory exposure to the performing or cinematic arts and the advanced-level training to grow your craft.

source: tisch.nyu.edu
Roosevelt ​University​
Roosevelt ​University​

The Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts consists of nearly 200 students, divided between our Acting and Musical Theatre programs. Students are guaranteed onstage performance credit every semester that they are at CCPA - more time onstage means more training for your future career in the theatre.

source: roosevelt.edu
Ithaca ​College​
Ithaca ​College​

Musical Theatre (B.F.A.) Ithaca College’s highly competitive BFA in Musical Theatre is an intensive, performance-oriented training program in acting, singing and dancing designed to develop and strengthen the skills, hone the instincts, and foster the passion necessary for a professional career in musical theatre.

source: ithaca.edu
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Baldwin ​Wallace University​
Baldwin ​Wallace University​

From lead roles on Broadway and London's West End to prime time television, film and more, Baldwin Wallace music theatre alumni have garnered top acclaim for more than 20 years. As a result, Baldwin Wallace's program has earned accolades from leading agents, casting directors, critics and other industry professionals.

source: bw.edu
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