Double Major Musical Theater Schools BIG LIST

<p>Hello all,</p>

<p>I know that there are many threads concerning double major MT schools already, but I would like to make a big list, for I know personally that this list could prove quite useful.</p>

<p>Schools I know of offering the option to pursue a double major along with MT:</p>

<p>University of Michigan - BFA
Baldwin Wallace - BM
American University - BA
James Madison University - BA/ BM
Syracuse University - BFA
Brandeis University - BA
NYU Tisch - BFA
NYU Steinhardt - BM
University of Arizona - BFA
Muhlenberg College - BA
Northwestern University - BA</p>

<p>Are there any more of that you know?!? I would really appreciate some help here. Thanks!</p>

<p>University of Alabama- BA. We have a ton of students double majoring in Musical Theatre combined with other majors. Most even make it out in 4 years.</p>

<p>I think you can probably double major anywhere--it just might take more than 4 years. I also think it would be easier at the larger schools which might have more class sections. For example, if your journalism major requires newswriting 101 and MT requires acting 101 and they are both ONLY offered on MWF at 9:00, then obviously that is a problem.</p>

<p>University of Michigan - BFA
Baldwin Wallace - BM
American University - BA
James Madison University - BA/ BM
Syracuse University - BFA
Brandeis University - BA
NYU Tisch - BFA
NYU Steinhardt - BM
University of Arizona - BFA
Muhlenberg College - BA
Northwestern University - BA
University of Alabama- BA
Pace University- BFA/ BA</p>

<p>Temple University BA...although it's my understanding you can't double major within the School of Communications and Theater along with MT. So no second major in journalism, film, media, broadcasting, advertising etc.</p>

<p>Does the same go for acting?!</p>

<p>I would find it surprising if any school said that you could not double major. The key is - how long do you have? Heck, you can have four majors where I teach, if you have 7 years to finish undergraduate school. The BFA is designed for students who know they want to pursue professional theatre. If you want to double major, the BA (where you can get fantastic training, but in a less credit intensive way) is a better choice. That way you can complete two majors and maybe even a minor in four years.</p>

<p>Again, these are for Musical Theater. I am not sure about acting...please chime in anyone!</p>

<p>University of Michigan - BFA
Baldwin Wallace - BM
American University - BA
James Madison University - BA/ BM
Syracuse University - BFA
Brandeis University - BA
NYU Tisch - BFA
NYU Steinhardt - BM
University of Arizona - BFA
Muhlenberg College - BA
Northwestern University - BA
University of Alabama- BA
Pace University- BFA/ BA
Bowling Green State University - BA (in Communications w/ a Musical Theater Specialization)
Temple University - BA</p>

<p>I think it is kind of silly to list all the BA schools where you can double major. At MOST BA schools, one can double major. If you want to double major in college, a BA is the more appropriate path generally speaking. </p>

<p>Perhaps a list of BFA schools where you can double major in four years is worth listing, though that list is likely short as it is only possible at some programs. A BFA is not that geared toward double majoring by the nature of the degree. However, some BFA programs make this possible. But the list should be of where it is possible to do that in four years. </p>

<p>But listing every BA program that allows a double major with MT doesn't make sense to me because by the nature of a BA, a double major is usually possible.</p>

<p>If anyone would like some first hand information about a double major I am happy to share with a PM. My s is doing very well with a double major at UMich with a BFA MT and a BS in Engineering, but I would prefer to answer privately than to open up a discussion on a public forum.</p>

<p>I will say this. It indeed does take more than 4 years to complete 2 majors, however with careful planning, it can be done in 5 and is money well spent to have the second major completed if that is what one wants rather than to go back to school later. We went into the process knowing that 4 years was not possible, so plans were made accordingly.</p>

<p>Good luck to all :)</p>