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Musical Theatre Dance, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, IL,
The Musical Theatre Dance programme offered by Roosevelt University blends intensive musical training including music theory, piano skills, and weekly voice lessons with a high level of acting coursework in Linklater technique, scene study, and period styles. Students also take a full course load of dance classes.

About

The Musical Theatre Dance programme offered by Roosevelt University is a pre-professional degree program designed to develop a strong foundation in the skills required for a career as a musical theatre performer, focusing particularly on vocal performance and acting technique. 

The program blends intensive musical training including music theory, piano skills and weekly voice lessons with a high level of acting coursework in Linklater technique, scene study and period styles. Students also take a full course load of dance classes, receiving training in ballet, jazz, modern, tap and musical theatre styles. Students are eligible for casting in musical productions and plays on the mainstage as well as our blackbox productions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Performance Attendance
  • Fundamentals of Music Theory
  • Ensemble Singing
  • Musicianship-musical Theatre
  • Script Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Acting

      English Language Requirements

      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

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      • Minimum required score:

        80

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      • Minimum required score:

        550

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      General Requirements

      • All theatre applicants must audition in person; video auditions are not admissible.
      • Audition (10-15 min):  Two contrasting monologues from contemporary plays (one comedic, one dramatic).  Each monologue should be no longer than two minutes.  Please note that in most cases, we may only ask you to perform one monologue.  Whether you perform one or two monologues is no indication of our admissions decision.  In addition, please prepare 32 bars each of one ballad and one up-tempo song from the standard musical theatre repertoire.  
      • Dance Call (1 hour):  The dance call will consist of learning a dance in the jazz-style as a large group and then performing this dance sequence in progressively smaller groups.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        37836 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • National

        37836 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Chicago

      • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
        Living Costs

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