Wright State University

The Program

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about the program

Wright State University prepares serious pre-professional students for professional careers in the musical theatre. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting, Musical Theatre concentration is among the most highly selective at this university and is one of the most successful in the nation. As part of the College of Liberal Arts, our students not only train to perform at the highest level but also gain a greater understanding of our world to inform their work.

With our exclusively undergraduate focus, students participate in rigorous conservatory training and exceptional performance opportunities from the very start. Throughout their four years, students are cast in a range of musicals and plays, as understudies, ensemble members, supporting parts, and leading roles. Students also have the opportunity to perform in films produced by our award-winning Motion Pictures program. Seniors can participate in an intensive career workshop and showcase, with elite casting professionals and creative talent in New York City.

head of program

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Greg Hellems

Head of Musical Theatre

Acceptance info

400-500 auditionees
14 MT accepted
Approx 3% acceptance rate.

performance opportunities

senior showcase

Yes, in NYC.

Musical Theatre students may choose to participate in an intensive workshop to prepare them for audition trips to New York or other major entertainment centers. This workshop assists students in the selection and preparation of a wide range of audition materials and in the development of the actor’s presentation. The Showcase in New York City is the culmination of four years of intensive training, includes several audition workshops with top industry professionals, career seminars, alumni networking events and an intensive introduction to the theatre, film and TV industry.

cut policy?

Yes - called an ‘assessment of progress.’ If student is not growing adequately, faculty will advise students to select another major.

looking for in an incoming student

other program info

department contact

More questions about this program?

Contact them directly:

Victoria Oleen, Managing Director
victoria.oleen@wright.edu
(937) 775-3789