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Musical Theatre, BFA

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #169 (WUR) Birmingham, AL, United States
To graduate with a major in Musical Theatre from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, you must earn 51 hours of academic credit in designated music courses, nine of which must be numbered 400 and above, and complete all core curriculum courses required by UAB's College of Arts and Sciences.
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What to expect from studying this Musical Theatre program

Study this Musical Theatre program to learn how to use your creativity and design principles to create beautiful musical works or create art through music.

You can put your talent to work in a wide variety of settings such as film, music, or theatre.

Depending on your targeted specialization, an Musical Theatre program can prepare you to understand your audience, to turn your creativity into works of art, to express ideas using different media types, or getting the technical skills to play a certain musical instrument. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theatre Technology: Scenery and Lighting
  • Theatre Technology: Costumes and Makeup
  • Beginning Acting
  • Theatre Cornerstone
  • Introduction to Theatrical Design
  • Analysis of Dramatic Literature 3
  • Directing 
  • Theatre History to 1860
  • Theatre History from 1860 to Present
  • Theatre Capstone

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

  • Satisfactory completion of a secondary/high school diploma with an overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; SAT or ACT may be required for some programs or if English is your native language; The degree program you select may have additional requirements with which you must comply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25615 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25615 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 1019 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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