Musical Theatre


Become a triple threat performer by studying one of America's most beloved art forms.

Why Minor in Musical Theatre?

A background in musical theatre gives you the well-rounded training you need to be a skillful actor, singer and dancer. Refine your musicianship and vocal abilities. Understand how movement shapes a theatrical production. Learn how to incorporate song and dance to build characters. Immerse yourself in the tradition of musical theatre and experiment with its form.

Why Study Musical Theatre at CSUN?

Live the World of Theatre

The curriculum is designed to give students the experience of staging a production from start to finish. We cast, rehearse and mount at least seven full-length productions throughout the year, including musicals. As a student you can audition to be part of the cast or volunteer to be part of the technical crew.

Professional Performance Spaces

Our campus boasts the 400-seat Campus Theatre, the 200-seat Little Theatre and a black box theatre inside The Soraya. You will also have access to a rehearsal room, scene shop, costume shop and lighting design studio.

National Recognition

The Theatre Department is accredited by National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). CSUN Theatre is also a member of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Students regularly attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and have been recognized for their work there. Featured alumni include Charles Martin Smith, Teri Garr, and Donald Petrie.

What You'll Learn

As a musical theatre student, you will gain a solid foundation in music, theatre and dance.

You will study music fundamentals, vocal techniques, performance techniques and either keyboard or piano. For dance, you will focus on ballet and/or jazz. Finally, you will have the opportunity to advance your acting methods and learn more about the musical theatre tradition with a variety of acting courses.

Part of your education will be participating in at least one of CSUN's musicals. This is your chance to apply everything you learned in the classroom in a full-scale, professional-level theatre production.


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