The Musical Theater Program was launched as a pilot program in 2013. During the 2016 - 2017 school year, the Musical Theater Program underwent its scheduled pilot program review process, which included a self-study, evaluation by educators both within and outside of the university, student feedback, and recommendations from faculty. Based on the findings of the review, Robert Stacey, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean for the Arts, made the decision not to continue the Musical Theater Program past the end of its pilot phase. Because of this, no new students will be admitted to the Musical Theater major, effective immediately.

We realize that this information may be disappointing for many of you. It's important to remember that there are still opportunities to participate in musical theater while at UW, and that there is still excellent training available to you within the disciplines of Drama, Dance, and Music.