Musical Theater, B.A.

The Vermont State Musical Theater B.A. program, with a focus on real-world experiences, will have you performing in your first semester. Throughout the program, you’ll move from thinking to doing, so you can build skills to excel in performance art theater, television and film, video production, education, and other fields.

Our small classes have a personal touch, with one-on-one attention from faculty whose priority is your success. Professors and other students will encourage you as you follow where your curiosity leads, developing your talents all the way. You’ll realize your dreams aren’t limited to the size of a stage or screen, and you’ll graduate ready to uplift lives through any of the arts careers you pursue.

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Steven Gross

Department Chair, Professor of Theater Arts


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Why Study Musical Theater at Vermont State?

  • Career-Focused Program: In the Vermont State Musical Theater B.A., you’ll work individually with faculty to develop a winning professional portfolio, explore incredible internships, define your career goals, and plan the future you want in theater arts.     
  • A Pursuit of Passion: You’ll have the advantage of a multidisciplinary program, so you can choose how to make your impact: acting, directing, dance, music, technical theater, design, or theater studies.  
  • Spring Musical Productions: Your contributions to our annual springtime show are part of your coursework, so you’ll collaborate on a memorable production while you earn degree credits.      
  • Success After Graduation: Our Musical Theater alumni become leaders and enjoy rewarding careers on and off stage, in summer theater, off-Broadway shows, television, film, and educational theater. Some also gain additional skills in graduate school.  

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Sample Courses

  • ​​​​Musical Theater Production​ 
  • Performance Lab 
  • Acting 
  • Hip Hop 
  • Dance for Musical Theater  
  • Chorus: University Chorale 

Student Stories

A group of people singing and dancing on a stage.

“After graduation, I started touring with Disney On Ice presents Frozen as a lighting electrician. I soon began working as the head of the Pyrotechnics Department, and after two years I was promoted to Production Stage Manager for the show. I toured with Disney for just under five years. In 2018, I transitioned to Cirque Du Soleil Volta where I worked as the Assistant Head of Lighting and Video. I’m currently in my final semester at The New School, pursuing a Master of Science in Media Management. In September, I was hired by Hulu as an Account Manager in the Advertising Sales department and plan to pursue a career in Media Sales. The endless support and guidance from my professors and classmates instilled a work ethic and drive to think critically and calmly while approaching any situation. I could not be more grateful for the Theater Arts Department.”

John Lucas

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