Theatre/Musical Theatre

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Hands-on, practical learning is at the center of the Theater/Musical Theater Concentration in our Performance, Arts & Technology degree program. You’ll get on-stage experience on Day One as you read scripts and start blocking the fall show. Our expert faculty will combine your performance studies classes with a hands-on approach that will help you to develop your skills in acting, improvisation, scriptwriting, set design, theater tech, and more — all of which will make you stand out beyond Vermont State. With student-created performances that win national awards, our program will train you to be a theater professional who is ready to run the show.

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Why Study Theatre/Musical Theatre at Vermont State

  • Learning by Doing: You’ll have many opportunities to work on everything that goes into a performance—scriptwriting, score composing, set design and construction, directing, marketing and promotion, even managing the front office.  
  • Theater Career Preparation: We’ll help you learn the business side of performing arts, too, including how to dress, communicate, and present yourself in interviews and auditions.  
  • Teaching License: You can even pair your Musical Theater Concentration with initial education licensure to prepare for a career in teaching musical theatre. 

Student Stories

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“We’re learning how to push the envelope, how to create art and theater in new ways, not just in the ways that have been done before. It’s so unique. It’s amazing. I love it. It’s a real community.” 

Addie White