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Musical Theatre: Music, B.A.

School of Music

Pursue your passion for theatrical performance in our Music Theatre concentration and enhance your music major with additional arts and sciences courses.

A bachelor of arts in music with a concentration in musical theatre is especially for students who want to combine vocal performance, acting and dance. Students benefit from rich musical resources, including a rehearsal space, costumes, props and set, computer music studios, extensive music library collection and a state-of-the-art recording studio. An audition is required.

Program Highlights

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    Experiential Learning

    Receive applied instruction in the various styles of musical theatre and participate in a musical theatre ensemble.

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    Enhanced Perspectives

    Gain the ability to evaluate moral issues and respect, understand and evaluate works in a variety of disciplines.

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    Career Options

    Music entrepreneurship, audio recording and music industry minor programs are also possibilities for additional study.

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    Additional Skills

    Learn to think, speak and write clearly and effectively and address culture and history from a variety of perspectives.

What You’ll Study

Complete core education courses in communication, global citizenry, history, humanities, ethics and information literacy. Study music courses in theory, history, aural skills, music electives and ensembles. In lieu of a cognate or minor, students in the musical theatre concentration complete 18 credit hours of dance and theatre courses. Juried vocal exams required.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Performance

    Presenting oneself creatively through a specific medium to an audience

    Attention to Detail

    Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project

    Listening Skills

    Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication

  • Responsibility

    Being accountable for one's actions and decisions and fulfilling obligations and duties


    Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Artist
  • Performer

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Owner
  • Music Teacher
  • Performer
  • Studio Manager
  • Vocal Music Teacher

Average Alumni Salary

Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $69,979

Workplace Settings

  • Arts
  • Entertainment

Employers of Alumni

  • Lexington County School District One
  • South Carolina Philharmonic
  • Tacoma Opera
  • University of South Carolina
  • Sound and Images
  • San Francisco Ballet