Aurora University

Theatre and Musical Theatre (BA)

Why study theatre or musical theatre?

Does the stage call to you? Do you want to develop your skills in the spotlight or behind the scenes? If so, either theater or musical theater is the field for you.

Why study theatre or musical theatre at AU?

We believe our job is to help you turn your passion into purpose. We open doors to the many careers a theatre artist can pursue. Our faculty are professional theatre artists. Our small size allows us to nurture you, your unique talents and your goals.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Acting
    • Costume design
    • Directing
    • History of theatre
    • Improvisation
    • Lighting design
    • Musical theatre history
    • Musicianship
    • Play analysis
    • Scenic design
    • Stagecraft
    • Voice and movement
  • You can also combine your theatre or musical theatre major with a double major in business. This would prepare you for a career in art and theatre management. Or you can pursue a Plus One program in business, which will lead to the master’s degree in business administration.

Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Theatre and musical theatre students participate in main stage shows and studio series shows. You can also direct class presentations and craft your own senior capstone performance.

Career opportunities

  • Actor
  • Designer
  • Drama therapist
  • Teaching artist
  • Technician
  • Theatre administrator

Get hired by the best

  • Disney
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
  • Northlight Theatre
  • Paramount Theatre