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Note: Based on the results of the Musical Theater Program's scheduled pilot program review, the Musical Theater Program will not continue past the end of its pilot phase in 2020. Because of this, no new students will be admitted to program, effective Fall 2017.

The College of Arts & Sciences offers a program of study in Musical Theater culminating in a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Individualized Studies. Through a collaborative and unique cross-departmental partnership with the School of Drama, the School of Music and the Dance Program, this course of study offers a dynamic range of coursework and practical application including robust training in acting, singing and dancing; performance-based projects; faculty and student directed productions; and, special workshops with leading musical theater professionals. The program is designed to graduate well-rounded individuals equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition into the musical theater profession, and to approach their careers from an entrepreneurial perspective.



To equip students with the tools necessary to become marketable and well-rounded musical theater artists.


The Musical Theater program values and integrates:

  • A liberal arts education in combination with rigorous technical foundations in acting, singing, and dancing that will contribute to our graduates’ professional aspirations in musical theater.
  • An understanding of the importance and impact of the American Musical Theater in addressing important historical and contemporary social issues.
  • Performance opportunities that encourage students to apply skills developed in studio classes.
  • Master classes and workshops that bring students in direct contact with leading musical theater professionals working locally and nationally
  • Educational, internship and networking experiences that extend beyond the University of Washington’s campus and introduce students to the range of career opportunities within the Musical Theater industry.