Music Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre

BFA in music theatre offers practical, pre-professional skills in acting, dancing, and singing for students aspiring to be a professional actor or musical theatre artist. Music theatre students receive private voice lessons, study music music theory and skills, and learn piano, speech, music theatre acting, ballet, jazz, and tap. The program combines a liberal arts education with applied skills in performance that will serve students seeking graduate school placement or professional employment.

Auburn University Theatre is housed in Telfair B. Peet Theatre, which includes two fully equipped performance spaces; three dynamic performance studios serving classes in acting, dance, voice, directing, and movement; and fully equipped costume and scenic studios. The newly renovated main stage features a flexible proscenium house seating along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.  A new black box studio theatre is equipped with the first wire tension lighting grid at a university theatre in Alabama and a larger dance studio.

Theatre students enjoy opportunities to work with national and international guest artists and travel nationally and internationally to attend workshops and exhibit their work. Auburn theatre graduates think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classroom to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide. 

For more information about Music Theatre

Music Theatre Program Website

Careers in Music Theatre


  • Stage
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Motion Picture
  • Video


  • Scriptwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Journalism
  • Publicity (Press Agents)
  • Research


  • Direction
  • Technical Direction
  • Casting
  • Set Design
  • Stage Management
  • Production
  • Dialect Coaching
  • Dramaturgy
  • Support Staff

Behind the Scenes

  • Stage Management/Direction
  • Set Design/Construction
  • Property Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Camera Operation
  • Costume Design/Wardrobe
  • Hair/Make-up
  • Special Effects
  • Wardrobe
  • Broadcast Technology


  • Producing
  • Management
  • Agents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Administration of Arts Programs
  • Box Office Sales
  • Patron Services

BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Music Theatre in AU Bulletin

BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Music Theatre The BFA in Music Theatre is a four-year degree track that offers practical, pre-professional skills in acting, dancing, and singing for the student whose ambition is to be a professional actor and musical theatre artist.  In the first two years of the program, students study voice in private sessions, music theory and skills, piano, speech, music theatre acting, ballet, jazz and tap. Both the Performance and Music Theatre degree tracks combine a liberal arts education with applied skills in performance that will serve the undergraduate actor seeking graduate school placement or professional employment

All members of our acting faculty are professional actors with years of experience in the industry as well as terminal degrees in their field.

Theatre majors must earn a grade of C or higher in theatre courses, or they must repeat those courses for credit toward their degrees.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3Core History3
THEA 2120 Acting I3Core Math3
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I3MUAP 1630 Performance II1
MUAP 1530 Performance I1THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II13
MUSI 2210 Music Fundamentals for Music Theatre3THEA 2111 Voice and Movement Fundamentals Lab1
MUSI 2030 Piano Skills for Music Theatre1THEA 2110 Voice and Movement Fundamentals2
 ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
 14 16
Core Science I4Core Science II4
Core Literature3Core Fine Arts (exclude THEA)3
THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I3THEA 2570 Dance Lab 2 - Ballet1
MUAP 2530 Performance III1THEA 3140 Music Theatre Acting3
THEA 1570 Dance Lab 1 - Ballet1THEA 2910 Production Practicum II1
THEA 2610 Costume Construction3MUAP 2630 Performance IV1
THEA 1910 Production Practicum I1THEA 2700 Text Analysis3
 16 16
Core Social Science 3Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence23
MUAP 3530 Performance V1THEA 2670 Dance Lab 2 - Jazz1
THEA 3910 Production Practicum III1THEA 3160 BFA Performance Studio II4
THEA 3150 BFA Performance Studio I4MUAP 3630 Performance VI1
THEA 1670 Dance Lab 1 - Jazz1THEA 3730 Music Theatre History3
Electives53THEA 3910 Production Practicum III1
THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body3 
 16 13
Core Social Science3Core Humanities (except COMM 1000)33
THEA 1530 Dance Lab 1 - Tap1THEA 4160 BFA Performance Studio IV4
THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project1, 43THEA 4770 Capstone Senior Dance Lab1
THEA 4150 BFA Performance Studio III4Electives53
THEA ELECTIVE 4Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence23
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 14
Total Hours: 120

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Last Updated: January 21, 2020