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Western Kentucky University

Music Theatre at WKU

Music Theatre on the Hill

WKU offers a B.F.A. in Performing Arts with a concentration in Music Theatre. Our hope is that students will graduate in four years with solid technique in acting, singing, and dancing.  Students in the Music Theatre concentration have to be smart, talented, and efficient.  There's a lot to do, and you must accomplish it in four years.  Because of the intensity of the program, you will need to register for a full load of classes each semester.  It is not recommended that you have a minor in another area while completing the Music Theatre concentration, but some students have succeeded in doing so.

 Our philosophy is that a combination of classroom and production experience is required to make a well-rounded performer, so we encourage students to fully explore both.  We produce at least one mainstage musical each year.  Also, every spring, as part of our 'Before Broadway' series, we present a staged reading of a new, original musical theatre work.  Music theatre concentrators are also encouraged to audition for dance concerts, plays, the children's theatre productions, and student created works.  We are in the process of developing a touring Broadway show-choir, The Hilltopper Showstoppers.

Admission into the B.F.A. in Performing Arts is by audition/interview in the third semester.  Until then, students interested in pursuing this degree are classified "seeking admission."  Visit the B.F.A. Audition Policy page for a full explanation of the process.

For more information , or to schedule a visit, contact Doris Patrick: doris.patrick@wku.edu, 270-745-5845.

Ado Annie catches Laurie's bouquet in Oklahoma! Spring, 2012.
Pennywise, Hope, Lockstock, Bobby, Barrel and Fipp sing "Why Did I Listen to That Man?" Urinetown, Fall, 2012.

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