Musical Theatre Program (BFA)

Musical Theatre Program (BFA) Todd Collins Photography

Admission to the Musical Theatre Program (MTP) is by audition only. We generally prefer applicants to audition in person; however, due to the impact of COVID-19, both the University of Utah and National Unified Auditions are only conducting virtual auditions this year. For more information or to sign up for an audition, visit our Admissions and Auditions page.


Admissions and Auditions



The Musical Theatre Program is a dynamic and demanding undergraduate training experience for students who seek a professional career in Musical Theatre. The curriculum is fundamentally craft-based, offering rich and intensive courses in singing, acting, and dancing. Our vocal, dancing, and acting faculty is comprised of nationally and internationally recognized working professionals who bring their talents, skills, and experience to the classroom. We also have a commitment to bringing in guest artists and other visiting professionals to complement our existing curriculum. Our comprehensive course of study requires that students who successfully complete the program must be motivated, committed, hard-workers, as well as gifted. Students must demonstrate continued progress and development and pass ongoing faculty evaluation in order to remain in the program.



Performance Opportunities

Our performance facilities include the Babcock Theatre, our main stage, which is home to a season of four productions each year, and Studio 115, our flexible black box space which produces a minimum of two experimental productions each year. The Department of Theatre has a healthy working relationship with the celebrated Pioneer Theatre Company, a professional repertory Lort-B theatre located on the campus of the University of Utah. Seniors will be eligible to audition for an internship program.


Example Plan of Study


Program Head

Denny Berry

Head of Vocal Performance Studies

David Schmidt


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