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Musical Theatre

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A scene from Conservatory Theatre Company's production of Oklahoma! Photo | Jeff Swensen The Conservatory Theatre Company presented Oklahoma!, directed by Broadway's Patrick Cassidy.

Musical Theatre Program

The demanding curriculum will prepare you for a professional career in musical theatre. Training includes acting, music, voice and speech, and one-on-one vocal training and coaching. You will also build a strong foundation of skills in movement and dance, including ballet, jazz and tap, as well as exploring musical theatre technique, focusing on musical theatre composers through solo and group singing, and scene work from musical theatre scripts. 

You will have the opportunity to audition for the Conservatory Theatre Company and Playhouse Jr., as well as select roles with The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company.

The full-time faculty have worked on stages around the world, and acclaimed guest artists regularly come to campus to conduct master classes and workshops.

Degree in Theatre Arts

Point Park offers a B.A. and B.F.A. in theatre arts with a concentration in musical theatre. Learn more about the degree requirements and difference between the B.A. and B.F.A. programs.

Musical Theatre Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through the core curriculum and classes in your major. Some courses in the musical theatre concentration include:

  • Elements of Stagecraft
  • Foundations of Modern Drama
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Musical Theatre Technique
  • Piano/Theory Fundamentals
  • Private Voice
  • Stage Make-Up
  • Voice & Speech

Alumni

You can find our alumni performing on Broadway, with national tours, in regional theatre, on cruise lines, on television shows and in movies.