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Big List of MT Colleges by Program Type

shaun0203shaun0203 338 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
edited January 2014 in Musical Theater Major
I started with the Big List of MT Colleges (the infamous Post #2) already on CC, of which I am so very thankful for. I removed graduate programs and any programs outside of the U.S. I sorted the schools into categories: Non-Audition BA’s/BM’s, Non-Audition BFA’s, Audition BA’s/BM’s, Audition BFA’s, and BA-to-BFA programs. Please be aware that many non-audition schools may require an audition to be considered for scholarships. Also, I urge you to do your research – there are many BA programs that act like BFA’s, and many BFA programs that have full general education requirements. Look at the curriculum, read the CC posts, and talk to current students and professors to find the right match.

Following the name of the school in parentheses is a note if the program is other than a BA or BFA in MT, the state where the school is located, and in some cases, the number of students the school yields each year. I have done away with the mark of a + to indicate difficulty of admittance. Most audition programs are very difficult to get in to. Some are not quite as difficult, but cut students. Again, do your research. I added an * if the school requires a pre-screening DVD/digital upload to be invited to audition.

Please do not use this thread as a discussion on the various programs. Let’s keep it as much of a pure resource as possible.

For the most part, the details on this list were compiled by previous CC moderators and updated by parents. Please help to keep this list updated. If you know of any colleges that offer a musical theater degree that are not listed on this page, if you know a school has changed from BA to a BFA or vice versa, or you know the number of students in an entering freshman class, please copy and paste and mark your change in red. If you prefer, you can PM me and I will make the change. I hope this helps!


COLLEGES OFFERING UNDERGRADUATE MUSICAL THEATER DEGREES

NON-AUDITION BA’s, BM’s and AA’s
--Birmingham-Southern College (review at the end of sophomore year) (AL)
--Brandeis University (BA in Theatre Arts w/ MT Track) (MA)
--California State University, Chico (CA)
--California State University - Northridge (BA Theatre, MT Minor) (CA)
--Carthage College (WI)
--Christopher Newport University (BA Theater w/MT Track) (VA)
--Coker College (BA-Theater, MT concentration via College of Music) (SC)
--Columbia College (IL)
--Dean College (AA, 2-year program) (MA)
--DeSales University (PA)
--Friends University (KS)
--Johnson State College (VT)
--Muhlenberg College (BA Theater-Performance; BA Music-Performance, BA Dance...can double major...optional audition) (PA)
--Northern State University (SD)
--Northwestern State University (BS in Theatre with MT Performance concentration) (LA)
--Ouachita Baptist University (BM) (AK)
--St. Edward's University (BA w/MT concentration) (TX)
--Santa Clara University (BA in Music w/MT Minor) (CA)
--SUNY, Oswego (BA with MT track) (NY)
--University of Akron (OH)
--University of Nebraska (BA Performance, MT Minor) (NE)
--University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV)
--University of New Hampshire (BA and Minor) (NH)
--University of Tulsa (BA and Minor) (OK)
--Vincennes University (AS, 2 year degree) (IN)
--West Virginia Wesleyan College (BA and Minor) (WV)
--Western Connecticut State University (CT)


NON-AUDITION BFA’s, AFA’s and 2-year Certificates
--Avila University (MO)
--Brenau University (GA)
--Catawba College (NC)
--Marietta College (OH) University of South Alabama (AL)
--Mars Hill College (NC)
--Nebraska Wesleyan (NE)
--Northern Kentucky University (KY)
--Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)
--Shorter College (13-15) (GA)
--Southwestern University (BFA Theater w/MT emphasis) (TX)
--University of California - Irvine (CA)
--University of Southern Mississippi (BFA in Theatre with MT "Professional Training" option) (MS)
--Western Kentucky University (KY)
--Wichita State University (KS)
--Young Harris College (AFA-Associate of Fine Arts) (GA)


AUDITION BA’S AND BM’S
--Adrian College (MI)
--American University (DC)
--Arizona State University (BM) (AZ)
--Ashland University (BA Theatre w/MT concentration) (OH)
--Baldwin-Wallace College (BM) (10-12) (OH)
--Belmont University (BM & BFA) (TN)
--Bowling Green State University (BA Communications Specializing in MT) (OH)
--Casper College (AA) (WY)
--Catholic University (BM) (DC)
--Emory and Henry College (BA MT Pre-Professional Track) (VA)
--Florida State University (BM and BFA) (FL)
--Heidelberg University (BA/BS Theatre with MT Emphasis) (OH)
--Illinois State University (IL)
--James Madison University (BA and BM) (VA)
--Manhattanville College (BA Music w/concentration in MT) (NY)
--Marymount Manhattan (BA with MT Minor)
--Marywood University (BA) (PA)
--Meredith College (NC)
--Nazareth College (BA) (NY)
--New York University: Steinhardt School of Education (BM) (20-30) (NY) *
--North Central College (IL)
--Northeastern University (BM with MT minor) (MA)
--Oklahoma City University (BM) (OK)
--Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
--Plymouth State University (NH)
--Rhode Island College (BA Theatre w/ MT concentration)
--Rollins College (BA Theatre w/MT concentration) (FL)
--Russell Sage College with NYSTI (BS) (NY)
--Samford University (AL)
--Seton Hill University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
--SUNY, Cortland (BA, and Minor) (NY)
--SUNY, Geneseo (NY)
--Susquehanna University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
--Temple University (BA Theater w/MT emphasis/concentration) (PA)
--University of Alabama (AL)
--University of California - Los Angeles (12-15) (CA)
--University of Central Oklahoma (BM) (OK)
--University of Miami (BM and BFA) (FL)
--University of Missouri, Kansas City (BA Music with Theatre concentration) (MO)
--University of Mobile (BM) (AL)
--University of North Carolina at Pembroke (BM) (NC)
--University of Northern Colorado (CO)
--University of Southern Maine (BM) (ME)
--University of Tampa (FL)
--University of Texas at Arlington (BM) (TX)
--University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (WI)
--Wagner College (approximately 30) (NY)
--Weber State University (BA or BS) (UT)
--West Chester University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
--West Texas A&M (TX)
--Western Carolina University (BM and BFA) (NC)
--Wilkes University (BA) (PA)


AUDITION BFA’s, AFA’s and 2-yr Certifications
--Abilene Christian University (TX)
--American Musical and Dramatic Academy (2 year certificate or BFA) (CA/NY)
--Ball State University (IN)
--Belmont University (BM & BFA) (TN)
--Boston Conservatory (MA)
--Brigham Young University (BFA in Music Dance Theatre) (UT)
--CAP21 Professional MT Training Program (2 year Certificate in MT) (NY)
--Carnegie-Mellon University (10) (PA)
--Central Michigan University (MI)
--Central Washington University (WA)
--Circle in the Square Theatre School (2 year program) (NY)
--Coastal Carolina University (16) (SC)
--Cornish College of the Arts (BFA Performing Arts w/MT emphasis) (WA)
--Culver Stockton College (MO)
--Drake University (IA)
--East Carolina University (NC) *
--Elon University (NC)
--Emerson College (24) (MA)
--Florida State University (BM and BFA) (FL)
--Howard University (DC)
--Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)
--Indiana University (IN) *
--Ithaca College (NY)
--Jacksonville University (FL)
--KD Studio (2 year program) (TX)
--Kent State University (OH)
--Lindenwood (MO)
--Long Island University - C.W. Post (NY)
--Millikin University (IL)
--Missouri Valley College (MO)
--Montclair State University (NJ)
--New World School of the Arts (AA and BFA) (FL)
--New York University: Tisch School of the Arts: New Studio on Broadway for MT and Acting, other studios offer some MT courses (NY)
--Oakland University (MI)
--Ohio Northern University (OH)
--Otterbein College (8) (OH) *
--Pace University (NY)
--Pennsylvania State University (15-20) (PA) – optional pre-screen
--Point Park University (PA)
--Rockford College (IL)
--Roosevelt University (IL)
--Sam Houston State University (TX)
--Santa Fe University of Art and Design (NM)
--Shenandoah Conservatory (VA) *
--Sheridan College (BAA - Bachelor of Applied Arts - in MT Performance (WY)
--Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (IL)
--Southern Oregon University (BFA Theater, Minor in MT) (OR)
--Southwest Missouri State (MO)
--SUNY, Buffalo (NY)
--SUNY, Fredonia (NY)
--Syracuse University (25-30) (NY)
--Texas Christian University (TX)
--Texas State University-San Marcos (TX) *
--Tulane University (BFA through Music department) (LA)
--University of Arizona (9) (AZ)
--University of Central Florida (FL)
--University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (22-24) (OH)
--University of Colorado at Boulder (CO) *
--University of Florida (FL)
--University of Hartford--The Hartt School (25-30) (CT)
--University of Idaho (ID)
--University of Kansas (BFA Theatre & Voice, through Music) (KS)
--University of Memphis (BFA in Theater Performance w/emphasis in MT)(15) (TN)
--University of Miami (BM and BFA) (FL)
--University of Michigan (20) (MI) *
--University of Nebraska at Kearney (BFA through Music department) (NE)
--University of North Dakota (ND)
--University of Oklahoma (12) (OK) *
--University of South Dakota (SD)
--University of Southern California (BFA in Acting, Minor in MT) (CA)
--University of Texas at El Paso (TX)
--University of the Arts (BFA - also offers MT Minor) (PA)
--University of Utah (UT)
--University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (7-8) (WI)
--University of Wyoming (WY)
--Valdosta University (GA)
--Viterbo University (WI)
--Webster University (MO)
--Western Carolina University (BFA and BM) (NC)
--Western Illinois University (IL)
--Western Michigan University (MI)
--Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University (NJ)
--Wright State University (13) (OH)
--Youngstown State University (OH)

* Pre-screening DVD/digital audition required for invitation to audition

BA-to-BFA’s
--California State University, Fullerton (BA, audition for freshmen applicants; BFA, audition at end of 2nd yr) (CA)
--Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania (audition for BFA during 2nd or 3rd semester) (PA)
--Hofstra Univ. (audition for BFA in Theater Performance, MT Minor after 2 yrs) (NY)
--Lees-McCrae College (audition for BFA at end of 1st year) (NC)
--Metropolitan State College of Denver (audition for BFA once you enter the college to get into the degree program) (CO)
--Northwestern University (BA Theater or BM Music, audition at the end of 1st yr for MT certificate) (IL)
--Southern Utah University (audition at end of 1st yr for BFA in Theatre w/MT Emphasis) (UT)
--Stephens College (audition for BFA at end of 1st year) (MO)
--University of Minnesota-Duluth (audition for BFA at end of 1st yr) (MN)
--University of Mississippi (audition for BFA after 1st yr) (MS)
--University of West Florida (audition for BFA at end of 1st yr) (10) (FL)
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  • EmsDadEmsDad 1498 replies13 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    You may want to consider adding these schools to your list:

    California - California Lutheran University (BA w/MT emphasis)
    California - California State University of East Bay (BA w/MT option)
    California - California State University of San Bernadino (BA w/MT emphasis)
    California - Vanguard University of Southern California (BA w/MT Concentration)
    Colorado - Mesa State College (BA w/MT Concentration)
    Georgia - Kennesaw State University (BA w/Concentration in MT)
    Illinois - Elmhurst College (BA MT)
    Illinois - Loyola University of Chicago (MT Minor)
    Indiana - University of Indianapolis (BA w/Music-Theatre Combination)
    Kansas - Southwestern College (BA w/MT Emphasis)
    Kentucky - Asbury Unversity (BA w/MT Major)
    Maryland - Bowie State University (BS w/MT Concentration)
    Massachusetts - Emmanuel College (MT Minor)
    Michigan - Siena Heights University (BA Theatre/Musical Theatre)
    Minnesota - Bethel University (BA w/MT Track)
    Minnesota - Minnesota State University (Mankato) (BFA)
    Mississippi - William Carey University (BA w/MT emphasis)
    Missouri - College of the Ozarks (BA w/MT Emphasis)
    Missouri - Southeast Missouri State University (BFA)
    Missouri - William Woods University (BA w/MT Concentration)
    Nebraska - Creighton University (BFA MT)
    New Jersey - Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison/Florham) (BA w/MT Concentration)
    New Jersey - New Jersey City University (BA Music in MT)
    New York - Five Towns College (BM w/MT Concentration)
    New York - Oswego (SUNY) (BA w/MT Track)
    North Carolina - Peace College (BFA MT)
    North Dakota - North Dakota State (BFA in Theatre with an MT Track)
    Ohio - Capital University (BM VP w/MT Emphasis)
    Ohio - University of Findlay (BA MT Major)
    Oklahoma - Northern Oklahoma College (AA MT)
    Oklahoma - Southeastern Oklahoma State University (BA w/MT Option)
    Oregon - Western Oregon University (BM Contemporary Music w/MT Emphasis)
    Pennsylvania - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BA - Music Theatre Track in Interdiscplinary Fine Arts)
    South - Carolina Limestone College (BA w/MT Major)
    Tennessee - Bethel University (BA w/MT Track)
    Tennessee - Bryan College (BA Music [or BM?] w/MT Option)
    Tennessee - Lipscomb University (BFA MT)
    Texas - Hardin -Simmons University (BFA MT Emphasis)
    Texas - Lon Morris College (AFA MT)
    Virginia - Ferrum College (BFA MT Option)
    Virginia - Virginia Intermont College (BFA MT Major)
    Wisconsin - Edgewood College (BA MT Major)
    Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin La Crosse (BA MT Major)
    Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (Inter-Arts BFA MT)

    I did not do a comprehensive check to see if you were missing all of them.
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  • EJmusicmanEJmusicman 71 replies20 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Just a note, at California State University - Fullerton there is no longer an audition for freshmen. (At least there wasn't one this past year)

    And, I am almost positive that admission to the BFA program at the University of California - Irvine requires an audition. (I think that students enter for the non-audition BA in Drama and must audition later)
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  • shaun0203shaun0203 338 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    I will combine lists, but it will take a while to research if these are audition programs or not.
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  • shaun0203shaun0203 338 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    WITH CHANGES ABOVE INCORPORATED:

    COLLEGES OFFERING UNDERGRADUATE MUSICAL THEATER DEGREES

    NON-AUDITION BA’s, BM’s and AA’s
    -- Asbury University (KY)
    -- Bethel University (BA w/MT Track) (MN)
    -- Birmingham-Southern College (review at the end of sophomore year) (AL)
    -- Bowie State University (BS w/MT Concentration) (MD)
    -- Brandeis University (BA in Theatre Arts w/ MT Track) (MA)
    -- Bryan College (BS Music w/MT Option) (TN)
    -- California Lutheran University (BA w/MT emphasis) (CA)
    -- California State University, Chico (CA)
    -- California State University, East Bay (BA w/MT option) (CA)
    -- California State University, Northridge (BA Theatre, MT Minor) (CA)
    -- California State University, San Bernadino (BA w/MT emphasis) (CA)
    -- Carthage College (WI)
    -- Christopher Newport University (BA Theater w/MT Track) (VA)
    -- Coker College (BA-Theater, MT concentration via College of Music) (SC)
    -- College of the Ozarks (BA w/MT Emphasis) (MO)
    -- Columbia College (IL)
    -- Dean College (AA, 2-year program) (MA)
    -- DeSales University (PA)
    -- Edgewood College (BA MT Major) (WI)
    -- Emmanuel College (MT Minor) (MA)
    -- Five Towns College (BM w/MT Concentration) (NY)
    -- Friends University (KS)
    -- Kennesaw State University (BA w/Concentration in MT) (GA)
    -- Limestone College (SC)
    -- Loyola University of Chicago (MT Minor) (IL)
    -- Johnson State College (VT)
    -- Muhlenberg College (BA Theater-Performance; BA Music-Performance, BA Dance...can double major...optional audition) (PA)
    -- Northern Oklahoma College (AA) (OK)
    -- Northern State University (SD)
    -- Northwestern State University (BS in Theatre with MT Performance concentration) (LA)
    -- Ouachita Baptist University (BM) (AK)
    -- St. Edward's University (BA w/MT concentration) (TX)
    -- Santa Clara University (BA in Music w/MT Minor) (CA)
    -- Siena Heights University (BA Theatre/MT) (MI)
    -- Southwestern College (BA w/MT Emphasis) (KS)
    -- SUNY, Oswego (BA with MT track) (NY)
    -- Sweet Briar College (BA and Minor) (VA)
    -- University of Akron (OH)
    -- University of Findlay (OH)
    -- University of Indianapolis (BA w/MT Combination) (IN)
    -- University of Nebraska (BA Performance, MT Minor) (NE)
    -- University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV)
    -- University of New Hampshire (BA and Minor) (NH)
    -- University of Tulsa (BA and Minor) (OK)
    -- Vincennes University (AS, 2 year degree) (IN)
    -- West Virginia Wesleyan College (BA and Minor) (WV)
    -- Western Connecticut State University (CT)
    -- Western Oregon University (BM Contemporary Music w/MT Emphasis) (OR)
    -- William Woods University (BA w/MT Concentration) (MO)


    NON-AUDITION BFA’s, AFA’s and 2-year Certificates
    -- Avila University (MO)
    -- Brenau University (GA)
    -- Catawba College (NC)
    -- Creighton University (NE)
    -- Ferrum College (BFA or Minor) (VA)
    -- Lipscomb University (TN)
    -- Lon Morris College (AFA MT) (TX)
    -- Marietta College (OH) University of South Alabama (AL)
    -- Mars Hill College (NC)
    -- Nebraska Wesleyan (NE)
    -- North Dakota State (BFA in Theatre with an MT Track) (ND)
    -- Northern Kentucky University (KY)
    -- Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)
    -- Peace College (NC)
    -- Shorter College (13-15) (GA)
    -- Southeast Missouri State University (BFA) (MO)
    -- Southwestern University (BFA Theater w/MT emphasis) (TX)
    -- University of California - Irvine (CA)
    -- University of Southern Mississippi (BFA in Theatre with MT "Professional Training" option) (MS)
    -- Virginia Intermont College (VA)-- Western Kentucky University (KY)
    -- Wichita State University (KS)
    -- Young Harris College (AFA-Associate of Fine Arts) (GA)


    AUDITION BA’S AND BM’S
    -- Adrian College (MI)
    -- American University (DC)
    -- Arizona State University (BM) (AZ)
    -- Ashland University (BA Theatre w/MT concentration) (OH)
    -- Baldwin-Wallace College (BM) (10-12) (OH)
    -- Belmont University (BM & BFA) (TN)
    -- Bowling Green State University (BA Communications Specializing in MT) (OH)
    -- Capital University (BM VP w/MT Emphasis) (OH)
    -- Casper College (AA) (WY)
    -- Catholic University (BM) (DC)
    -- Elmhurst College (IL)
    -- Emory and Henry College (BA MT Pre-Professional Track) (VA)
    -- Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison/Florham) (BA w/MT Concentration) (NJ)
    -- Florida State University (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- Heidelberg University (BA/BS Theatre with MT Emphasis) (OH)
    -- Illinois State University (IL)
    -- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BA in Interdiscplinary Fine Arts - MT Track) (PA)
    -- James Madison University (BA and BM) (VA)
    -- Manhattanville College (BA Music w/concentration in MT) (NY)
    -- Marymount Manhattan (BA with MT Minor)
    -- Marywood University (BA) (PA)
    -- Meredith College (NC)
    -- Mesa State College (BA w/MT Concentration) (CO)
    -- Nazareth College (BA) (NY)
    -- New Jersey City University (BA Music in MT) (NJ)
    -- New York University: Steinhardt School of Education (BM) (20-30) (NY) *
    -- North Central College (IL)
    -- Northeastern University (BM with MT minor) (MA)
    -- Oklahoma City University (BM) (OK)
    -- Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
    -- Plymouth State University (NH)
    -- Rhode Island College (BA Theatre w/ MT concentration)
    -- Rollins College (BA Theatre w/MT concentration) (FL)
    -- Russell Sage College with NYSTI (BS) (NY)
    -- Samford University (AL)
    -- Seton Hill University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
    -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University (BA w/MT Option) (OK)
    -- SUNY, Cortland (BA, and Minor) (NY)
    -- SUNY, Geneseo (NY)
    -- Susquehanna University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
    -- Temple University (BA Theater w/MT emphasis/concentration) (PA)
    -- University of Alabama (AL)
    -- University of California - Los Angeles (12-15) (CA)
    -- University of Central Oklahoma (BM) (OK)
    -- University of Miami (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- University of Missouri, Kansas City (BA Music with Theatre concentration) (MO)
    -- University of Mobile (BM) (AL)
    -- University of North Carolina at Pembroke (BM) (NC)
    -- University of Northern Colorado (CO)
    -- University of Southern Maine (BM) (ME)
    -- University of Tampa (FL)
    -- University of Texas at Arlington (BM) (TX)
    -- University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (WI)
    -- University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (WI)
    -- Vanguard University of Southern California (BA w/MT Concentration) (CA)
    -- Wagner College (approximately 30) (NY)
    -- Weber State University (BA or BS) (UT)
    -- West Chester University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
    -- West Texas A&M (TX)
    -- Western Carolina University (BM and BFA) (NC)
    -- Wilkes University (BA) (PA)
    -- William Carey University (BA w/MT emphasis) (MS)


    AUDITION BFA’s, AFA’s and 2-yr Certifications
    -- Abilene Christian University (TX)
    -- American Musical and Dramatic Academy (2 year certificate or BFA) (CA/NY)
    -- Ball State University (IN)
    -- Belmont University (BM & BFA) (TN)
    -- Boston Conservatory (MA)
    -- Brigham Young University (BFA in Music Dance Theatre) (UT)
    -- CAP21 Professional MT Training Program (2 year Certificate in MT) (NY)
    -- Carnegie-Mellon University (10) (PA)
    -- Central Michigan University (MI)
    -- Central Washington University (WA)
    -- Circle in the Square Theatre School (2 year program) (NY)
    -- Coastal Carolina University (16) (SC)
    -- Cornish College of the Arts (BFA Performing Arts w/MT emphasis) (WA)
    -- Culver Stockton College (MO)
    -- Drake University (IA)
    -- East Carolina University (NC) *
    -- Elon University (NC)
    -- Emerson College (24) (MA)
    -- Florida State University (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- Hardin-Simmons University (BFA MT Track) (TX)
    -- Howard University (DC)
    -- Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)
    -- Indiana University (IN) *
    -- Ithaca College (NY)
    -- Jacksonville University (FL)
    -- KD Studio (2 year program) (TX)
    -- Kent State University (OH)
    -- Lindenwood (MO)
    -- Long Island University - C.W. Post (NY)
    -- Millikin University (IL)
    -- Minnesota State University (Mankato) (BFA) (MN)
    -- Missouri Valley College (MO)
    -- Montclair State University (NJ)
    -- New World School of the Arts (AA and BFA) (FL)
    -- New York University: Tisch School of the Arts: New Studio on Broadway for MT and Acting, other studios offer some MT courses (NY)
    -- Oakland University (MI)
    -- Ohio Northern University (OH)
    -- Otterbein College (8) (OH) *
    -- Pace University (NY)
    -- Pennsylvania State University (15-20) (PA) – optional pre-screen
    -- Point Park University (PA)
    -- Rockford College (IL)
    -- Roosevelt University (IL)
    -- Sam Houston State University (TX)
    -- Santa Fe University of Art and Design (NM)
    -- Shenandoah Conservatory (VA) *
    -- Sheridan College (BAA - Bachelor of Applied Arts - in MT Performance (WY)
    -- Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (IL)
    -- Southern Oregon University (BFA Theater, Minor in MT) (OR)
    -- Southwest Missouri State (MO)
    -- SUNY, Buffalo (NY)
    -- SUNY, Fredonia (NY)
    -- Syracuse University (25-30) (NY)
    -- Texas Christian University (TX)
    -- Texas State University-San Marcos (TX) *
    -- Tulane University (BFA through Music department) (LA)
    -- University of Arizona (9) (AZ)
    -- University of Central Florida (FL)
    -- University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (22-24) (OH)
    -- University of Colorado at Boulder (CO) *
    -- University of Florida (FL)
    -- University of Hartford--The Hartt School (25-30) (CT)
    -- University of Idaho (ID)
    -- University of Kansas (BFA Theatre & Voice, through Music) (KS)
    -- University of Memphis (BFA in Theater Performance w/emphasis in MT)(15) (TN)
    -- University of Miami (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- University of Michigan (20) (MI) *
    -- University of Nebraska at Kearney (BFA through Music department) (NE)
    -- University of North Dakota (ND)
    -- University of Oklahoma (12) (OK) *
    -- University of South Dakota (SD)
    -- University of Southern California (BFA in Acting, Minor in MT) (CA)
    -- University of Texas at El Paso (TX)
    -- University of the Arts (BFA - also offers MT Minor) (PA)
    -- University of Utah (UT)
    -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Inter-Arts BFA MT) (WI)
    -- University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (7-8) (WI)
    -- University of Wyoming (WY)
    -- Valdosta University (GA)
    -- Viterbo University (WI)
    -- Webster University (MO)
    -- Western Carolina University (BFA and BM) (NC)
    -- Western Illinois University (IL)
    -- Western Michigan University (MI)
    -- Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University (NJ)
    -- Wright State University (13) (OH)
    -- Youngstown State University (OH)

    * Pre-screening DVD/digital audition required for invitation to audition

    BA-to-BFA’s
    -- California State University, Fullerton (BA, audition for freshmen applicants; BFA, audition at end of 2nd yr) (CA)
    -- Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania (audition for BFA during 2nd or 3rd semester) (PA)
    -- Hofstra Univ. (audition for BFA in Theater Performance, MT Minor after 2 yrs) (NY)
    -- Lees-McCrae College (audition for BFA at end of 1st year) (NC)
    -- Metropolitan State College of Denver (audition for BFA once you enter the college to get into the degree program) (CO)
    -- Northwestern University (BA Theater or BM Music, audition at the end of 1st yr for MT certificate) (IL)
    -- Southern Utah University (audition at end of 1st yr for BFA in Theatre w/MT Emphasis) (UT)
    -- Stephens College (audition for BFA at end of 1st year) (MO)
    -- University of Minnesota-Duluth (audition for BFA at end of 1st yr) (MN)
    -- University of Mississippi (audition for BFA after 1st yr) (MS)
    -- University of West Florida (audition for BFA at end of 1st yr) (10) (FL)
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  • CanadianMTgirlCanadianMTgirl 295 replies5 postsRegistered User Member
    Sheridan College listed as being in WY. It's actually in Ontario, Canada.
    We could also add Dalhousie University's (Nova Scotia, Canada) combined BA Honours in Music and Theatre.
    Edit: I noticed in your first post you said that you removed all graduate programs and programs outside the US. I don't think that's very wise, as CC is a resource for many international students/students who already have a college degree.
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  • Christie2Christie2 361 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    Shaun0203 - What a lot of work you did!!!! Thank you!!!! I am hoping this can be tagged and pinned at the top eventually! This is very, very handy and up to date! It is going to save folks a lot of time!!! CollegeMom is the moderator for this forum, so you might want to find and email her about what you did. I do agree with the idea that you need to add the international schools back in, as the British schools participate in Unifieds and many U.S. students do end up attending them.
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  • FlossyFlossy 3118 replies3 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    UC Irvine is a BA-BFA, not a non-audition BFA. And Point Point is an audition BA-BFA isn't is?
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  • klto64klto64 7 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Shorter College is now Shorter University. Their BFA in MT is by audition. You have it listed in the nonaudition BFA category.
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  • shaun0203shaun0203 338 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    I would prefer to keep this list just to Undergrad programs, since it is already so big and would be used by different people, but I agree it makes sense to add international undergraduate programs. There only was one or two on the Big List I started with. If anyone has a list of, or would like to start a list, of international programs and PM me, I will add them to this big list. Please make sure that it has degree type, location, and if it requires an audition. I will change the details for Shorter, Sheridan, UC Irvine and Point Park next time I post an update. Canadian MTGirl - is Dalhousie audition or non-audition?

    Thanks for all the input - that's the only way we can keep this list accurate!
    Christie - I had tried contacting CollegeMom before I started the list but didn't hear back. Maybe I will try again once we've updated it a few times if she doesn't tag it as Important on her own.
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  • CanadianMTgirlCanadianMTgirl 295 replies5 postsRegistered User Member
    To be admitted to Dalhousie, one must interview with the Theatre department and audition for the Music department. At the end of first year, one must successfully gain entrance to Theatre 2800, a sophomore-level course, to progress to the second year. It's a very selective program, aiming to only take 5 students/year.

    I'm also in the process of speaking with Dal to see if you can substitute the BA in Theatre for the BA in Acting (which also requires earning a place in Theatre 2800 for the second year) in this combined Honours major. I'll get back to you on that.
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  • vvnstarvvnstar 1711 replies22 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    If I'm not mistaken, both Northern Kentucky and Western Kentucky are now both auditioned BFA programs.
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  • Christie2Christie2 361 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    Shaun, in doing some research today on UK programs, only the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Glasgow, offers a BA in Musical Theatre, audition for admission. It auditions regularly at Unifieds in NYC and Chicago as well as accepting DVD's, altho if DVD meets callback, may also need to audition at Unifieds or in Scotland.

    The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff offers a BA (audition at Unifieds) and an MA in Musical Theatre (also audition at Unifieds).

    There are a number of other colleges in the UK that offer degrees in MT (hard to tell as they term them 'courses') but are not particularly aimed toward international students and usually don't offer overseas auditions.
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  • monkey13monkey13 996 replies33 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Thanks for doing this! A couple of edits/additions: I do not believe Northeastern gives a BM with a minor in MT....it is either a BA or a BS. If you are looking for numbers, BoCo is looking for a class of 50 (they accept 55 or more to yield 50); Ithaca, 16 (they accept more to yield this). Mountview Academy in London is another international program ...they give a BA (Hons) in MT in 3 years.
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  • EmsDadEmsDad 1498 replies13 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    In addition to Mountview and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Guildford School of Acting in the UK offers an MT degree (3 Yr BA Hons/National Diploma in Musical Theare) and I believe that they do USA auditions.

    The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art has a 2 yr program in MT (not sure if they audition in the USA).

    The Conference of Drama Schools in the UK includes (I think) all the accredited programs:
    The Conference of Drama Schools - Links to Member Schools - please click on the name of the school (blue text) you want to visit
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  • EmsDadEmsDad 1498 replies13 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Witchita State is now an audition program (BFA).
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  • musicmom1215musicmom1215 2637 replies54 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Ouchita Baptist Univ is in Arkansas (AR), not Alaska (AK)
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  • monkey13monkey13 996 replies33 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Oh, and I forgot to mention that Berklee College of Music now has a MT minor.
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  • shaun0203shaun0203 338 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    COLLEGES OFFERING UNDERGRADUATE MUSICAL THEATER DEGREES

    NON-AUDITION BA’s, BM’s and AA’s
    -- Asbury University (KY)
    -- Bethel University (BA w/MT Track) (MN)
    -- Birmingham-Southern College (review at the end of sophomore year) (AL)
    -- Bowie State University (BS w/MT Concentration) (MD)
    -- Brandeis University (BA in Theatre Arts w/ MT Track) (MA)
    -- Bryan College (BS Music w/MT Option) (TN)
    -- California Lutheran University (BA w/MT emphasis) (CA)
    -- California State University, Chico (CA)
    -- California State University, East Bay (BA w/MT option) (CA)
    -- California State University, Northridge (BA Theatre, MT Minor) (CA)
    -- California State University, San Bernadino (BA w/MT emphasis) (CA)
    -- Carthage College (WI)
    -- Christopher Newport University (BA Theater w/MT Track) (VA)
    -- Coker College (BA-Theater, MT concentration via College of Music) (SC)
    -- College of the Ozarks (BA w/MT Emphasis) (MO)
    -- Columbia College (IL)
    -- Dean College (AA, 2-year program) (MA)
    -- DeSales University (PA)
    -- Edgewood College (BA MT Major) (WI)
    -- Emmanuel College (MT Minor) (MA)
    -- Five Towns College (BM w/MT Concentration) (NY)
    -- Friends University (KS)
    -- Kennesaw State University (BA w/Concentration in MT) (GA)
    -- Limestone College (SC)
    -- Loyola University of Chicago (MT Minor) (IL)
    -- Johnson State College (VT)
    -- Muhlenberg College (BA Theater-Performance; BA Music-Performance, BA Dance...can double major...optional audition) (PA)
    -- Northern Oklahoma College (AA) (OK)
    -- Northern State University (SD)
    -- Northwestern State University (BS in Theatre with MT Perf. concentration) (LA)
    -- Ouachita Baptist University (BM) (AR)
    -- St. Edward's University (BA w/MT concentration) (TX)
    -- Santa Clara University (BA in Music w/MT Minor) (CA)
    -- Siena Heights University (BA Theatre/MT) (MI)
    -- Southwestern College (BA w/MT Emphasis) (KS)
    -- State University of New York, Oswego (BA with MT track) (NY)
    -- Sweet Briar College (BA and Minor) (VA)
    -- University of Akron (OH)
    -- University of Findlay (OH)
    -- University of Indianapolis (BA w/MT Combination) (IN)
    -- University of Nebraska (BA Performance, MT Minor) (NE)
    -- University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV)
    -- University of New Hampshire (BA and Minor) (NH)
    -- University of Tulsa (BA and Minor) (OK)
    -- Vincennes University (AS, 2 year degree) (IN)
    -- West Virginia Wesleyan College (BA and Minor) (WV)
    -- Western Connecticut State University (CT)
    -- Western Oregon University (BM Contemporary Music w/MT Emphasis) (OR)
    -- William Woods University (BA w/MT Concentration) (MO)


    NON-AUDITION BFA’s, AFA’s and 2-year Certificates
    -- Avila University (MO)
    -- Brenau University (GA)
    -- Catawba College (NC)
    -- Creighton University (NE)
    -- Ferrum College (BFA or Minor) (VA)
    -- Lipscomb University (TN)
    -- Lon Morris College (AFA MT) (TX)
    -- Marietta College (OH)
    -- University of South Alabama (AL)
    -- Mars Hill College (NC)
    -- Nebraska Wesleyan (NE)
    -- North Dakota State (BFA in Theatre with an MT Track) (ND)
    -- Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)
    -- Peace College (NC)
    -- Southeast Missouri State University (BFA) (MO)
    -- Southwestern University (BFA Theater w/MT emphasis) (TX)
    -- University of Southern Mississippi (BFA in Theatre with MT "Professional Training" option) (MS)
    -- Virginia Intermont College (VA)
    -- Young Harris College (AFA-Associate of Fine Arts) (GA)


    AUDITION BA’S AND BM’S
    -- Adrian College (MI)
    -- American University (DC)
    -- Arizona State University (BM) (AZ)
    -- Ashland University (BA Theatre w/MT concentration) (OH)
    -- Baldwin-Wallace College (BM) (10-12) (OH)
    -- Belmont University (BM & BFA) (TN)
    -- Berklee College of Music (BM w/MT Minor) (MA)
    -- Bowling Green State University (BA Communications Specializing in MT) (OH)
    -- Capital University (BM VP w/MT Emphasis) (OH)
    -- Casper College (AA) (WY)
    -- Catholic University (BM) (DC)
    -- Elmhurst College (IL)
    -- Emory and Henry College (BA MT Pre-Professional Track) (VA)
    -- Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison/Florham) (BA w/MT Concentration) (NJ)
    -- Florida State University (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- Guildford School of Acting (BA Hons) (London, England)
    -- Heidelberg University (BA/BS Theatre with MT Emphasis) (OH)
    -- Illinois State University (IL)
    -- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BA in Interdiscplinary Fine Arts - MT Track) (PA)
    -- James Madison University (BA and BM) (VA)
    -- Manhattanville College (BA Music w/concentration in MT) (NY)
    -- Marymount Manhattan (BA with MT Minor)
    -- Marywood University (BA) (PA)
    -- Meredith College (NC)
    -- Mesa State College (BA w/MT Concentration) (CO)
    -- Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (Hons) (London, UK)
    -- Nazareth College (BA) (NY)
    -- New Jersey City University (BA Music in MT) (NJ)
    -- New York University: Steinhardt School of Education (BM) (20-30) (NY) *
    -- North Central College (IL)
    -- Northeastern University (BA or BS in Music with MT minor) (MA)
    -- Oklahoma City University (BM) (OK)
    -- Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
    -- Plymouth State University (NH)
    -- Rhode Island College (BA Theatre w/ MT concentration)
    -- Rollins College (BA Theatre w/MT concentration) (FL)
    -- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (BA) (Glasgow, Scotland)
    -- Royal Welsh Conservatory of Music and Drama (Cardiff, Wales)
    -- Russell Sage College with NYSTI (BS) (NY)
    -- Samford University (AL)
    -- Seton Hill University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
    -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University (BA w/MT Option) (OK)
    -- State University of New York, Cortland (BA, and Minor) (NY)
    -- State University of New York, Geneseo (NY)
    -- Susquehanna University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
    -- Temple University (BA Theater w/MT emphasis/concentration) (PA)
    -- University of Alabama (AL)
    -- University of California - Los Angeles (12-15) (CA)
    -- University of Central Oklahoma (BM) (OK)
    -- University of Miami (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- University of Missouri, Kansas City (BA Music with Theatre concentration) (MO)
    -- University of Mobile (BM) (AL)
    -- University of North Carolina at Pembroke (BM) (NC)
    -- University of Northern Colorado (CO)
    -- University of Southern Maine (BM) (ME)
    -- University of Tampa (FL)
    -- University of Texas at Arlington (BM) (TX)
    -- University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (WI)
    -- University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (WI)
    -- Vanguard University of Southern California (BA w/MT Concentration) (CA)
    -- Wagner College (approximately 30) (NY)
    -- Weber State University (BA or BS) (UT)
    -- West Chester University (BA Theatre w/ MT emphasis) (PA)
    -- West Texas A&M (TX)
    -- Western Carolina University (BM and BFA) (NC)
    -- Wilkes University (BA) (PA)
    -- William Carey University (BA w/MT emphasis) (MS)


    AUDITION BFA’s, AFA’s and 2-yr Certifications
    -- Abilene Christian University (TX)
    -- American Musical and Dramatic Academy (2 year certificate or BFA) (CA/NY)
    -- Ball State University (IN)
    -- Belmont University (BM & BFA) (TN)
    -- Boston Conservatory (50) (MA)
    -- Brigham Young University (BFA in Music Dance Theatre) (UT)
    -- CAP21 Professional MT Training Program (2 year Certificate in MT) (NY)
    -- Carnegie-Mellon University (10) (PA)
    -- Central Michigan University (MI)
    -- Central Washington University (WA)
    -- Circle in the Square Theatre School (2 year program) (NY)
    -- Coastal Carolina University (16) (SC)
    -- Cornish College of the Arts (BFA Performing Arts w/MT emphasis) (WA)
    -- Culver Stockton College (MO)
    -- Drake University (IA)
    -- East Carolina University (NC) *
    -- Elon University (NC)
    -- Emerson College (24) (MA)
    -- Florida State University (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- Hardin-Simmons University (BFA MT Track) (TX)
    -- Howard University (DC)
    -- Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)
    -- Indiana University (IN) *
    -- Ithaca College (16) (NY)
    -- Jacksonville University (FL)
    -- KD Studio (2 year program) (TX)
    -- Kent State University (OH)
    -- Lindenwood (MO)
    -- Long Island University - C.W. Post (NY)
    -- Millikin University (IL)
    -- Minnesota State University (Mankato) (BFA) (MN)
    -- Missouri Valley College (MO)
    -- Montclair State University (NJ)
    -- New World School of the Arts (AA and BFA) (FL)
    -- New York University: Tisch School of the Arts: New Studio on Broadway for MT and Acting, other studios offer some MT courses (NY)
    -- Northern Kentucky University (KY)
    -- Oakland University (MI)
    -- Ohio Northern University (OH)
    -- Otterbein College (8) (OH) *
    -- Pace University (NY)
    -- Pennsylvania State University (15-20) (PA) – optional pre-screen
    -- Rockford College (IL)
    -- Roosevelt University (IL)
    -- Sam Houston State University (TX)
    -- Santa Fe University of Art and Design (NM)
    -- Shenandoah Conservatory (VA) *
    -- Sheridan College (BAA - Bachelor of Applied Arts - in MT Perf) (Ontario, Canada)
    -- Shorter University (13-15) (GA)
    -- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (IL)
    -- Southern Oregon University (BFA Theater, Minor in MT) (OR)
    -- Southwest Missouri State (MO)
    -- State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
    -- State University of New York, Fredonia (NY)
    -- Syracuse University (25-30) (NY)
    -- Texas Christian University (TX)
    -- Texas State University, San Marcos (TX) *
    -- Tulane University (BFA through Music department) (LA)
    -- University of Arizona (9) (AZ)
    -- University of Central Florida (FL)
    -- University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (22-24) (OH)
    -- University of Colorado at Boulder (CO) *
    -- University of Florida (FL)
    -- University of Hartford--The Hartt School (25-30) (CT)
    -- University of Idaho (ID)
    -- University of Kansas (BFA Theatre & Voice, through Music) (KS)
    -- University of Memphis (BFA in Theater Performance w/emphasis in MT) (15) (TN)
    -- University of Miami (BM and BFA) (FL)
    -- University of Michigan (20) (MI) *
    -- University of Nebraska at Kearney (BFA through Music department) (NE)
    -- University of North Dakota (ND)
    -- University of Oklahoma (12) (OK) *
    -- University of South Dakota (SD)
    -- University of Southern California (BFA in Acting, Minor in MT) (CA)
    -- University of Texas at El Paso (TX)
    -- University of the Arts (BFA - also offers MT Minor) (PA)
    -- University of Utah (UT)
    -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Inter-Arts BFA MT) (WI)
    -- University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (7-8) (WI)
    -- University of Wyoming (WY)
    -- Valdosta University (GA)
    -- Viterbo University (WI)
    -- Webster University (MO)
    -- Western Carolina University (BFA and BM) (NC)
    -- Western Illinois University (IL)
    -- Western Kentucky University (KY)
    -- Western Michigan University (MI)
    -- Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University (NJ)
    -- Wichita State University (KS)
    -- Wright State University (13) (OH)
    -- Youngstown State University (OH)

    * Pre-screening DVD/digital audition required for invitation to audition

    BA-to-BFA’s
    -- California State University, Fullerton (BA; BFA, audition at end of 2nd yr) (CA)
    -- Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania (audition for BFA during 2nd or 3rd semester) (PA)
    -- Dalhousie University (BA Hons – Music & Theater – audition to progress into certain required classes) (Nova Scotia, Canada)
    -- Hofstra Univ. (audition for BFA in Theater Performance, MT Minor after 2 yrs) (NY)
    -- Lees-McCrae College (audition for BFA at end of 1st year) (NC)
    -- Metropolitan State College of Denver (audition for BFA once you enter the college to get into the degree program) (CO)
    -- Northwestern University (BA Theater or BM Music, audition at the end of 1st yr for MT certificate) (IL)
    -- Point Park University (audition for BA-MT, then for BFA at middle of 2nd yr) (PA)
    -- Southern Utah University (audition at end of 1st yr for BFA in Theatre w/MT Emphasis) (UT)
    -- Stephens College (audition for BFA at end of 1st year) (MO)
    -- University of California, Irvine (audition for MT after certain coursework complete)
    -- University of Minnesota, Duluth (audition for BFA at end of 1st yr) (MN)
    -- University of Mississippi (audition for BFA after 1st yr) (MS)
    -- University of West Florida (audition for BFA at end of 1st yr) (10) (FL)
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  • amtcamtc 2838 replies26 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    This is really hard work and I feel bad but there's an error - Northwestern University is not a state school and it's state is Illinois. Also, it's complicated a bit because the straight Theatre degree is a BA or BS with no audition but the MT Certificate program requires an audition at the end of Freshman or Sophomore year.
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  • kksmom5kksmom5 499 replies47 postsRegistered User Member
    Shaun, thank you for all the time and effort in doing this! It will make it so much nicer for people to use.
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