Degree Level:
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graduate with the performance experience, resilience and work ethic to meet the rigors and challenges of the musical theatre profession.

The Stephens College B.F.A. in Musical Theatre emphasizes individualized student process and technique, and prepares graduates for success in the industry.


Program Features

  • Accelerated B.F.A. program — three years/two summers (eight-semester program).
  • Summer intensives that challenge students to grow as professionals; these include immersive workshops, master classes, technical coursework and one-on-one instruction.
  • One-of-a-kind professional summer stock theatre internship builds a student’s body of work in a rigorous, focused environment.
  • A six-week Summer Performing Arts Intensive focuses on the process of the work with classes taught by industry professionals.
  • Significant schedule of nationally and internationally recognized guest artists.


Career Preparation

  • The Stephens curriculum begins preparing students for the realities of the business from their first semester. Coursework focuses on auditioning and career preparation.
  • Candid and consistent evaluations help students identify strengths, as well as areas for improvement, in preparation for their rigorous final year and graduation.
  • Musical theatre students graduate with a personal audition strategy and personalized marketing package, developed in consultation with working industry professionals and advisers.

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Faculty + Staff

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Being at Stephens has not only helped me realize myself and my potential, it has connected me with many talented, wonderful people who support me. The professors at Stephens are amazing at what they do. My voice coach especially helps me as a performer by providing me with repertoire and teaching me different techniques on sound, breathing and personality (because, yes, acting is a part of singing). I wouldn't be the performer I am today without her guidance.

- Arianna Neal '21

Application Process

An audition is required for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.

Learn about the audition process >

Contact Us

Performing Arts

Kristy Simpson,
Administrative Assistant
(573) 876-7194 [email protected] Dudley Hall 219

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