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Musical Theatre, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre from University of Oklahoma  presents two main stage musicals each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The professional blend of performers, music and artistic expression will leave audiences in awe of the standard of training students receive at the University of Oklahoma.
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Overview

Our Mission

The mission of the A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre is to provide an excellent education, training and varied production experiences to selected students to assure them the opportunity to be artistically competitive on a national level upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma. 

The School is committed to the development of new musical properties, cooperating with professional producers, companies and creative leaders in the field, in addition to regularly presenting works from the musical theatre repertoire.

 It is a comprehensive and balanced interdisciplinary BFA degree-granting program that collaborates with other units in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

The Bachelor of Musical Theatre is offered at the University of Oklahoma.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits

    120-130

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Acting
  • Character Study
  • Movement
  • Shakespeare
  • Voice & Speech
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Combat
  • Directing
  • Departures from Realism
  • Auditions
  • Song Study
  • Scenes
  • Repertoire
  • Coaching
  • Capstone

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • OUMT faculty will be on-site at the cities listed below to audition students in person. In addition, we will host two On-Campus Audition Days where students can audition in person on the University of Oklahoma campus. All applicants must pass the pre-screen phase in order to be invited to audition at any of these venues.
  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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