B.A. Degree in Musical Theater
The B. A. degree in Musical Theater will link already existing programs in theater, music and dance, relying primarily on present resources in the Performing Arts Department and creating several new classes unique to the demands of singer/actor training, a market whose growth in the New England area has been quite sturdy in the past decade. The program will require 55 credits in theater and music, including up to three classes in dance and an internship. This degree brings theater, music and dance together in a collaboration designed to enhance the employment possibilities/potential of singer/actors and widen their career prospects as performers — training them to compete in the musical theater market.