Musical theatre exists at the convergence of multiple skillsets in singing, dancing, and acting, and Anderson University’s bachelor of music in musical theatre promotes strength in all three. Students are given a broad musical context from which to grow their performance skills, and our faith-supportive environment adds depth to the emotional expression of our graduates
What classes will I take?
Among the classes in the 80-hour major are:
- voice and movement for the actor
- voice lessons
- technique classes in modern, jazz, and ballet
What experiences will I have?
Musical theatre students at Anderson University have recital opportunities on a regular basis at which to showcase their voice. Students also have opportunities to perform in four productions each year, which include theatre, musical theatre, and opera. Students must also participate in a musical theatre showcase, which challenges them to develop their own show to highlight their individual skills and talents while also uplifting those of their classmates.
What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?
A musical theater major can lead to a career as an actor, singer, musician, dancer, choreographer, director or self-enrichment teacher. We prepare graduates to perform in musical theater productions through training in acting, singing, and dancing, as well as experience working with choreographers and directors. Our graduates are developed into performers that are a triple threat – with skills in singing, dancing, and acting that give them a leg up at auditions and as part of casts.