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Musical Theatre Programs at Reinhardt University

School of the Arts
Bachelor | On Campus

Reinhardt University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is a program highly focused on preparation for a stage career, concentrating on the major components required for success in the musical theatre word: acting, singing, and dancing. The degree prepares students to audition for major theatre companies with confidence.

What You’ll Learn at RU

The theatre programs focus on all aspects of theatre production – acting, directing, technical design, and literary analysis – and include a strong emphasis on the history of performance art.

By the time you graduate with a degree in musical theatre, you will develop:

  • Learn a firm foundation in terminology, language, theory, and ideology that reflects the standard concepts used in theatre.
  • Learn how to prepare for the professional world of theatre in which they will be able to display basic competencies in the following areas: Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, Production, Directing, and Design. Students will demonstrate an understanding of character, motivation, and objective which will be evident in their final projects and presentations performed in their performance and design classes.
  • Demonstrate appropriate critical and creative thinking skills as well as writing and research skills in theatre history. Students will have a basic understanding of major theatre movements throughout history and how they interacted with, effected, or reacted to their own culture.
  • Be able to identify different genres and styles of dramatic literature, and be able to evaluate, synthesize, and critique dramatic plays and scenes.

Musical Theatre Classes You’ll Take

Here are just a few of the classes you will take while pursuing your degree:

  • THE 100 Theatre Practicum (taken four times)
  • THE 220 Acting I
  • THE 230 Stagecraft
  • THE 231 Elements of Theatrical Design
  • THE 325 Introduction to Directing
  • THE 360 Dramatic Literature
  • THE 410 Theatre History I
  • THE 411 Theatre History II

Careers in Musical Theatre


Median annual wage for careers in Fine Arts as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

A degree in musical theatre prepares you for graduate work as well as a variety of careers including:

  • Performer
  • Actor/Actress
  • Singer/Vocalist
  • Dancer/Choreographer
  • Theatre Educator
  • Director
  • Casting Director
  • Theatre Producer
  • Talent Agent
  • Arts Administrator
  • Music Director
  • Vocal Coach
  • Stage Manager
  • Drama Therapist
  • Entertainment Journalist
  • Event Planner

Musical Theatre Program Details

Audition Details and Dates

Auditions in front of members of the music faculty are required for all prospective music and theatre majors.

Evaluations are based on technical and musical proficiency. Eligibility for competitive scholarships is determined at the audition.

Please contact Shari Craddock ( or 770-720-9172) for details, and see specific audition requirements for your program of study below.

The auditions are held in the Falany Performing Arts Center. Use the following address in your GPS/map program to come directly to the building: 

199 Fine Arts Drive, Waleska, GA 30183.

To audition to enter the Musical Theatre program, students must have the following:

  1. A 60-90 second contemporary comedic or dramatic monologue from a play
  2. One full musical theatre solo song
  3. A contrasting 32-bar cut of a musical theatre solo song
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. A professional headshot
  6. A performance resume

Please note: Using a pianist is required, and one will be provided for your audition. Electronic & CD accompaniments are not permitted. Please provide sheet music.

Audition Dates for Spring 2024 Voice and Theatre Majors:

  • March 23rd
  • April 13th

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.