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Musical Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cortland, NY, United States
Gear up for the ride of a lifetime with a major in Musical Theatre at Suny Cortland. You’ll work alongside the finest teachers and extremely creative students to develop a strong foundation in theatre, music, dance and technical theatre, resulting in thorough professional training for your dream career. Taking classes in some of the most noteworthy facilities on campus will enhance your study.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre in the Performing Arts Department from Suny Cortland provides comprehensive training in musical theatre while maintaining a firm grounding in the liberal arts. 

The goal is to foster flexibility and versatility in students to enable them to participate in musical theatre on a number of levels.

Upon successful completion of this Musical Theatre program, students will be able to:

  • Employ a broad range of acting knowledge, including the ability to create, through word and action, believable characters in plays and musicals.
  • Demonstrate analytical and performance skills required in musicals and plays from various genres and time periods.
  • Demonstrate significant technical proficiency in the various styles of movement and dance employed in musical theatre.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in musicianship, including advanced skill in aural, rhythmic, and written musical forms. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theatre history, musical theatre history and the work of influential playwrights, composers, directors, choreographers and other creative artists.

Career Potential

  • Actor/Singer/Dancer
  • Director/Choreographer
  • Theatre technician
  • Acting Coach/Dance Instructor/Voice Teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Acting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Participation in Theatre
  • Theatre History
  • Survey of American Popular Music

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.

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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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