Musical Theatre (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

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Creighton’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in musical theatre will provide you with a range of experiences in theatre, dance and music productions. You’ll develop a foundational knowledge and lifelong appreciation of a unique type of theatre that combines songs, dialogue, acting and dance into one integrated performance.

You’ll perform in two theatres in the beautiful Lied Education Center for the Arts:

  • The Mainstage—a proscenium theatre that seats 350
  • The Studio Theatre—a more intimate theatre that seats 100

Musical theatre is popular the world over. Some of the most famous and iconic of musicals have been performed for generations, in large venues and small, by professionals and amateur groups. Musical theatre is a collaborative process in which every person contributes – on the stage or behind the scenes. As part of a community of performers, students learn to be respectful of others.

Creighton faculty members are active in the local theatre community and can help you locate summer internships and opportunities off-campus during the academic year.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of actors, producers, directors, dancers and choreographers, is predicted to grow between 3% and 14% by 2022. Increasingly, a bachelor’s degree is considered the entry-level degree in the field.

Versatile performers can contribute complex, valuable skill sets to the field. Employers of musical theatre graduates from Creighton include:

  • Arts councils
  • Musical organizations
  • Theatre companies
  • Film companies
  • Festivals
  • Dance companies
  • Public television and public radio
  • Performing arts centers

Performing arts graduates have also successfully pursued advanced study.

What You'll Learn

  • How to use all of your gifts in tandem, to tell a dramatic story through music, theatre and dance, whether you are on stage or behind the scenes.
  • Teamwork and cooperation by being part of a community of performers
  • An appreciation of fine and performing arts


Admissions Requirements

Learn about admissions requirements for Creighton University.

Requirements for admission to the Musical Theatre Major include an audition before the dance, music and theatre faculty.  Depending on the outcome of the audition, students may be required to enroll in DAN 101 and THR 131.


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