The Bachelor of Arts in the Arts emphasizes a breadth of content knowledge in Art, Music, or Theatre, augmented by extensive course work outside the discipline. The degree is designed to allow students maximum flexibility by pairing one or more of the arts with one or more outside disciplines. In addition to generalized majors in art, music, and theatre, the BA in the Arts program at Marshall University further offers students who have multiple interests within the arts to explore intersections among them through an “allied arts” major.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a Major in Theatre
Students desiring entry into the B.F.A. degree must be formally admitted to the program following the completion of the Sophomore Review. This admittance is based upon an audition or portfolio review in the student’s area of emphasis and an interview with the area faculty. This audition or portfolio review may occur at any time, but typically takes place during the second semester of the student’s sophomore year.
Bachelor Of Fine Arts (BFA) with A Major In Musical Theatre
AKA: Musical Theatre Program
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a musical theatre major is offered jointly by the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance. This program prepares students for entry into professional musical theatre careers or graduate studies in musical theatre and includes extensive training in singing, acting, and dance. Students will have opportunities throughout their studies to engage in immersive experiences in workshops and studios as well as fully staged productions.