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A Major in Music Theatre

Description of Major


This major educates students about imagination, analysis, and technical skill in musical theatre. The program provides the craft to master a popular art form, to capture in sound and movement those universal emotions that have distinguished the musical as America's most visible contribution to world theater.

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Employment Opportunities


Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in television, theatre, theme parks, and talent agencies. A variety of jobs are available for musical theatre graduates, including:

Announcer Art Director
Broadcaster Camera Operator
Casting Director Choreographer
Cinematographer Conductor
Costumer Critic
Dance Studio Manager Dancer
Director Display Designer
Drama Coach Fund Raiser/Developer
Grip (Theatrical) Make-up Artist
Media Director  Musical Theater Performer
Musician Narrator 
Playwright Producer
Professor Prop Maker
Prop Manager Script Supervisor
Set Designer Singer
Special Effects Specialist Stage Manager
Stunt Person Talent Agent
Teacher Theatre Manager
Touring Production Manager  


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.



Additional Links


American Society of Theatre Consultants 

International Theatre Institute

Theatre Development Fund

UC College-Conservatory of Music