The BFA degree in Musical Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Lees-McRae College and is designed to prepare you to pursue a career as a performer and or leader in musical theatre. Entrance into the BFA in Musical Theatre is by audition only. Transfer students should audition in the semester before they plan to enter Lees-McRae College.
Musical theatre students are eligible for scholarships provided through the performing arts program.
Three mainstage productions are produced each year as well as student directed scenes.
You'll receive one hour of private voice and a half hour of accompaniment per week during the academic year.
What You'll Study
Acting, dance and voice will be your main areas of study. However, we believe in the well-rounded theatre practitioner, so you will also take classes in technical theatre, management, artistic direction and cultural and historical perspectives. You are also required to complete an intensive course in stage combat.
Beyond the Classroom
Intern with Lees-McRae’s professional Summer Theatre company, travel to England or New York City during our May term and participate in mock auditions in front of multiple professional companies.
You'll also have the opportunity to travel to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) – the largest theatre conference in the U.S. – with faculty and peers to build connections and find employment.
Common Career Areas
Musical Theatre Department Chair Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts
ELWOOD in the Blues Brother's Show at Universal Studies
ANCHOR in Finding Nemo, the Musical at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom
Director at Quincy Music Theatre
Educator with N.E.W. Musical Theatre Workshops
Meet the Faculty
Instructor of Music/Accompanist
Associate Professor of Performing Arts; Assistant Dean of Arts, Humanities and Education; Director of Theatre Arts
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Performing Arts
Co-Technical Director in Performing Arts
Adjunct Dance Faculty
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts
Operations Manager, Performing Arts Administrative Assistant