Musical Theater, BFA

  • New York City

Focused Training, Endless Opportunities

What better place to earn your BFA in Musical Theater than in the musical theater capital of the world, New York City? Our BFA in Musical Theater program provides professional training in acting, singing, and dancing, and the synthesis of these three that equips you for a professional career in musical theater, taught by well-connected professionals working in the industry. With faculty composed of working industry-professionals, you will receive in-depth training, performance opportunities, develop new works, and participate in our renowned artist-in-residence program. You will graduate with a holistic understanding of creative integrity and personal artistry, empowered to fulfill your creative aspirations as collaborative artists, and actively engaged theater-makers.

Develop Your Unique Talent

  • A conservatory-style program, the Pace School of Performing Arts Musical Theater BFA offers you the opportunity to showcase your abilities and talents while preserving and refining your individuality.

  • Learn from well-connected professionals working in the industry.

Take Courses Like…

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.

Opportunities and Experiences

As a musical theater major, you’ll develop and maintain strong ties to professionals in the industry through master classes led by notable members of the Broadway community and the Artist-in-Residence program. Past guests include Aziza Barnes, Andréa Burns, Jeanine Tesori, Michael John La Chiusa, Lonny Price, Otis Sallid, John Doyle, Victoria Clark, and Graciela Daniele.

Choose Your Career

Some current students and many alumni are performing on Broadway at any given time. Additionally, you’ll find graduates touring nationally and internationally, on film and television. Some of our alumni include:

Gabi Campo, Class of 2018, Credits include The Prom Original Broadway Company (Emma/Alyssa understudy), West Side Story Revival Original Broadway Cast (Anita understudy), Beetlejuice (Miss Argentina), Roundabout’s Pirates of Penzance (Stanley Daughter), and co-star on FBI: Most Wanted, Billions, and Helpsters

Susie Carroll, Class of 2019, Credits include The Prom (swing), Mean Girls (swing), and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Leana Rae Concepcion, Class of 2019, Credits include Radio City Christmas Spectacular (singer), Merrily We Roll Along at NYTW (ensemble, Beth understudy), and Comfort Women at Playwrights Horizons (Namsoon Lee).

Charlie Franklin, Class of 2014, Credits include Tina Original Broadway Cast (Roger Davies), Bridges of Madison County Original Broadway Cast (swing), The Book of Mormon (ensemble), and Big River at Encores City Center (Tom Sawyer).

Nathan Levy, Class of 2021, Credits include Dear Evan Hansen (Evan, Connor, Jared understudy) and The Griswold's Broadway Vacation at 5th Avenue Theatre (Rusty).

Analise Scarpaci, Class of 2022, Credits include Mrs. Doubtfire Original Broadway Cast (Lydia Hillard).

What You Need to Know

Audition guidelines on Pace Performing Arts site.