As I am reading many of the posts concerning talent versus academics, I am surprised that so many people feel that academics are not important for a musical theater major. In the case of BoCo, where the schools "requirements" are less than UMich, the notion is that academic acheivement is not valued. This is far from the truth. Academics are very important to BoCo as evident from the courses offered. The curriculum is set to produce talented "smart" actors, who know the business, as well as history of the business. A liberal arts component is a must for all performers. In any industry work ethic is crucial to success, any "student" who does not like school, should not apply to BoCo...you will spend as much time in a classroom (if not more) than you did in high school.