Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.F.A.
The BFA in Musical Theatre degree is an audition only program designed for those students who possess advanced skills in both acting and vocal technique. Students receive individual voice training as well as take classes in acting and dance.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre is a pre-professional degree in performance. The Musical Theatre program is for the serious student interested in building their vocal and acting performance. The student receives vocal training throughout the program and has the opportunity to build their skills through the course work and the departmental productions. This program is audition only. Students will be assessed annually to demonstrate successful progress toward degree. Students not progressing will be removed from the program.
Students interested in auditioning should provide a headshot and resume and prepare 32-bar Musical Theatre selection and a 1-1 1/2 minute monologue. Admission will be decided from the audition and an interview.
As Topher Warren walked across the stage at Spring 2016 Commencement, he knew he had already accepted his first-choice professional contract that would launch his career.
As a recent graduate of the UWF musical theatre program, Topher attended auditions throughout his senior year, receiving several callbacks and three contract offers.
UWF prepared him for auditions through months of in-class coaching and feedback. "The small class sizes enabled me to receive one-on-one attention and hands-on experience that I never would have gotten elsewhere," Topher says. He credits Sara Schoch, his voice professor, for helping him exceed his own expectations. ...Read more.
UWF senior Sara Bond quickly learned throughout her college experience that luck favors the well prepared. Double majoring in musical theatre and interdisciplinary humanities, with an emphasis in arts administration, Sara’s time at UWF and strong dedication to her future have led her to incredible opportunities – like living abroad and acting with Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
"If someone had told me when I was a freshman that in three years I would be living in Hong Kong with the job of my dreams, I would not have believed them," Sara says. "UWF has given me the tools to achieve this opportunity." ... Read more.