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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.  Our program and faculty offer a highly focused and multidisciplinary study in music theatre that requires students to be driven, organized, and time efficient. Students in the music theatre program will need to register for a full course load each semester because of the intense nature of the curriculum. 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.  Our program and faculty offer a highly focused and multidisciplinary study in music theatre that requires students to be driven, organized, and time efficient. Students in the music theatre program will need to register for a full course load each semester because of the intense nature of the curriculum.  

Our philosophy is that a combination of classroom and production experience contribute to the development of a well-rounded performer. We produce at least one mainstage musical each year.   Students with a concentration in musical theatre are also encouraged to audition for dance concerts, plays, children's theatre productions, and student-created works.  

Students may audition and interview for admission into the B.F.A. in Performing Arts in their third semester.  Before acceptance into the program, students interested in pursuing this degree are classified as "seeking admission."  Visit the B.F.A. Audition Policy page for a full explanation of the process.

For more information contact julie.barber@wku.edu, 270-745-2849.

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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