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About the Musical Theatre Degree Program

On Campus

A Musical Theatre degree will train you as a “triple threat” in performance skills. At the center of this curriculum is a core of music classes, supported by strong secondary areas in theatre and dance.

Musical Theatre students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney have opportunities to participate in performances every semester of enrollment, including musicals, main stage theatre productions, student or faculty choreographed dance concerts, choir and other ensembles.

Students who are looking to pursue this degree should prepare themselves for collegiate study through pre-college music studies that build basic musicianship (voice and piano), participate in plays and musicals at their school or community theatre and should pursue dance study.

Musical Theatre Degree Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Musical Theatre Comprehensive, Bachelor of Music


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

So-Young Chun

“Singing and dancing have been my favorite things to do ever since I was very young. I was looking for a career that involved singing and dancing, and I found that being a musical actress is my ideal job. All the elements I studied at UNK, especially voice, dance and acting classes, have been helpful for my job as a musical theatre actress. The basic knowledge of music I have gained has made me a more knowledgeable musician and maybe a teacher someday.”

So-Young Chun

Musical Theatre Comprehensive - Bachelor of Music

What can you do with a Musical Theatre Degree Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Musical Theatre Degree graduates work for.


  • Performer (singer/actor/dancer)
  • Production Assistant
  • Choreographer
  • Composer/Playwright
  • Musical Director/Conductor
  • Arts Administrator
  • Director
  • Stage Manager

Related Programs

Instrumental Music Performance Vocal Performance Theatre - Bachelor of Arts