• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The BFA in Musical Theater at Pace University provides you with a strong foundation in acting, singing, and dancing to prepare you for a professional career in musical theater, taught by well-connected professionals working in the industry.

Designed to train the unique performer, our conservatory-style program offers you the opportunity to showcase your abilities and talents while preserving and refining your individuality. 

The acting, music and dance courses have all been designed with the professional musical theater performer in mind, and each class seeks to bring together these three disciplines into a cohesive synthesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    An audition must be scheduled by February 1.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Musical Theater Acting 
  • Acting for Television and Film 
  • Musical Theatre History and Repertoire
  • Musical Theatre Technique
  • Acting for Musical Theatre
  • Script and Score Analysis for the Musical Theatre Performer

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

Acceptd pre-screen upload:

  • Headshot or photo
  • Resume
  • 1 contemporary (written after 1945) monologue from a published full-length play, under 90 seconds (OPTION A from Common Pre-Screen)
  • 2 song selections, contrasting, each 60-90 seconds (either OPTION A or OPTION B from Common Pre-Screen)
  • 1 (optional) dance solo - can be in a studio or as a featured dancer and choreographed by yourself, a teacher, or friend
  • 1 (optional) "wild card" video/media - can be anything you want: a special skill, an interesting story about yourself, a passion speech, an instrument that you play, etc. “What do you want us to know about you?” and “What makes you unique?

In-person callback audition:

  • At your callback audition, you will present your monologue. The faculty may give you adjustments or other direction on these at your audition.
  • You will also present both of your song selections for the faculty. Have 16-bar cuts of these ready should the faculty request a shorter version.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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