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Central’s award-winning Musical Theatre major within the Music program offers a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. All students must audition and be accepted into the UCO Musical Theatre program. A limited number of students are accepted each Fall. Both freshmen and transfers are accepted.

The Musical Theatre Division of the School of Music has a faculty and staff of seasoned professional performers and directors who guide students through an interdisciplinary program that includes comprehensive training in singing, dancing, and acting. Students will also study Music Theory, Aural Skills, Piano, History of Music Theater, Musical Theatre, Music Theater Directing, Stage Make-up, Stagecraft, Production/Performance, Major Ensemble and Applied Voice.


Alumni Stories

Erin Clemons

Backstage at “Hamilton: An American Musical,” UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Erin Clemons finds a moment amid the whirlwind of rehearsals to share her journey since gradation.

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The Musical Theatre curriculum is focused on teaching and performing. Take a look at the required courses.


Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances, and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Career Opportunities

Musical Theatre career opportunities include:

  • Performing
  • Directing
  • Writing
  • Stage Management

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.