Curtain Up on New Musical Theatre Major

Curtain Up on New Musical Theatre Major

Students Can Study and Practice the Performing Arts in Diverse Genres and Settings
Take a Leap Forward with the New Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre Degree

Performance education at NSU takes a leap forward with the new Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre degree, offered by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

Housed within the college's Division of Performing and Visual Arts, the degree is designed to develop a student's fundamental knowledge of musical theatre, with focused coursework in theatre, dance, and music. The division also offers bachelor's degrees and minors in art, dance, music, theatre, and arts administration.

"Students will have the opportunity to study and practice many of the performing arts in diverse genres and settings," said Bill Adams, D.M.A., associate professor and coordinator of performing arts. "The goal is to help the student develop as a well-rounded performer."

Students also can build professional theatre credits through internships with The Promethean Theatre, NSU's Carbonell Award-winning professional theatre company-in-residence. The Carbonells honor South Florida theatre and are the equivalent of the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, D.C.

Classes in which students receive special instruction and feedback from guest artists and theatre professionals also will be included. Guest artists have included Rita Moreno (Tony and Academy Award winner), David Burnham (Helen Hayes Award winner), Christine Andreas (Tony Award nominee), and Nilo Cruz (Pulitzer Prize winner).