Bachelor of Arts Degree
The ambition of the musical theatre major at ORU is to develop the talents of the "triple threat"—one who successfully sings, dances and acts in the theatre. The musical theatre major will provide students with a foundation on which they can build experiences in professional, semi-professional productions-especially musical theatre and opera productions. The musical theatre major requires a dance minor.
At ORU Musical Theatre Majors will experience
"I chose Musical Theatre because I know there is nothing else that I would rather spend my time doing than this. The classes that I'm taking here at ORU give me the knowledge and resources to do what I love and provide me with opportunities to be in shows and ensembles that I could not do anywhere else.
"When it comes to pursuing my passion as well as the calling of God upon my life, I know in my heart that ORU is the right place for me to be."
- Classes in theatre, music and dance
- Acting classes
- Acting opportunities for Main Stage Productions
- Performance opportunities in music and dance
- Music theory, harmony, phonetics and sight singing
- Seminar from alumni and guest artists
- Audition training
- Dance technique including ballet, jazz, tap and theatre dance
- Choreography classes
- Theatrical directing
- Theatrical make-up
A degree in musical theatre leads to careers in:
- Community development
What Do You Have To Look Forward To?
Developing your imagination and creative potential through a blend of experiences and projects in a range of venues...acting, music, dance and communications.
Theatre program auditions are held on Friday afternoons of College Weekend in November and March.
Students interested in theatre scholarships are asked to prepare one 90 second monologue or provide a design portfolio, if interested in the theatre technology areas. Both auditions and portfolio reviews will be followed by an with an interview with the ORU theatre faculty. To schedule and audition, please complete the Request to Audition for a Talent Scholarship Form.
For musical theatre, please provide one song from the musical theatre repertoire. Auditions for the musical theatre program are scheduled via the ORU Music Department.
Course Offerings Include
- Introduction to Theatre
- Advanced Acting
- Technical Production
- Theatrical Design
- Opera Theatre
- Sight Singing
- Phonetics for Singers
- Musical Theatre History
Admission to the musical theatre program requires a separate application and an audition. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university by the Admissions Office; they will be notified of acceptance as a musical theatre major by the Communication, Arts and Media Department. Download a copy of the musical theatre application here.
Current degree plan for this major is available for download.
Director of Theatre