BFA Musical Theater Program
BFA Musical Theater
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Musical Theater offers elite training by well-connected professionals working in the industry that combines the disciplines of acting, music and dance.
Designed to train the unique performer, our program offers you the opportunity to showcase your abilities and talents while preserving and refining your individuality. Our acting, music and dance courses have all been designed with the professional musical theater performer in mind, and each class seeks to bring together these three disciplines into a cohesive synthesis.
A NEW APPROACH
Broadway shows are no longer defined by stereotypical archetypes such as ingénue and comic side-kick, so producers are looking for unique and authentic actors who do not necessarily fit into the tight confines of these cliches.
At Pace, we want to nurture your unique and authentic voice. Our approach is a balance of process (the work) and product (the results). Our small class size and specific curriculum will ensure that you receive the individual attention you need to ensure your growth as a performer as well as your academic success.
A WORKING FACULTY
Our faculty is comprised of New York theater professionals who have the unique ability and passion to work with young performers. Your music theory professor could be a Broadway composer, your acting teacher could be appearing in a major motion picture, your dance teacher could be performing on Broadway and your audition technique class could be taught by a top ten casting director.
A CHANCE TO PERFORM
The Department of Performing Arts produces over 50 productions a year in one of our many performance spaces, including musicals, plays, dance concerts, and performance labs that develop new, cross-discipline works. We believe that an audience is a key element to the development of the performing artist.
Every January, Pace New Musicals produces a staged reading of a new work that puts our students in direct contact with today’s musical theater creators.
A CHANCE TO CONNECT
Every successful career is based as much on what you know as who you know. Our campus is the theater community of New York City, and you start to build relationships the day you arrive at Pace, not the day you graduate. With faculty permission and guidance, our students are permitted to audition for professional productions while still enrolled at school.
Our guest directors and master class artists are some of the top minds in the field. Recent visiting artists include Jack O’Brien, Joanna Gleason, Adam Guettel, Jerry Mitchell and Stephen Flaherty.