You've performed all your life, from your grade school play to the high school musical. You enjoy entertaining others, and you celebrate the opportunity for creative self-expression. As you enter your college years, why not explore the performing arts?

Central Michigan University's music theatre program prepares you with the training, skills, and experience you will need to start a career as a professional performer.

This pre-professional program will enable you to develop your talents in music, theatre, and dance, and will prepare you for a variety of careers in music, theatre, and related fields.

The curriculum provides instruction in areas such as acting, singing, and dancing. You will acquire a sound academic and theoretical understanding of the performing arts, and you will have many opportunities to gain performance experience.

Music Theatre at CMU

Central Michigan University's music theatre program leads to a bachelor of fine arts degree. As you explore career options, consider these key features that distinguish our music theatre program:

  • Comprehensive course work in music, theatre, and dance
  • Faculty and staff members with broad performance backgrounds who are dedicated to developing your performance and production talents
  • Outstanding music, theatre, and dance performance facilities
  • Technical theatre support facilities including a scene shop, costume shop, and rehearsal rooms
  • Scholarships specifically for music theatre students

Your Music Theatre Curriculum

CMU's undergraduate music theatre program combines interdisciplinary course work in music, theatre, and dance. Instruction is offered in voice, acting, dance, and in courses dedicated specifically to music theatre performance and history.

You will gain academic and theoretical knowledge of the performing arts and receive concentrated training in your desired professional area. You also will develop a special understanding of your relationships with other members of society through your performance experiences.

Admission to this program is by audition. You will not be required to complete a minor for graduation.