Explore the theatre arts - musical theatre degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Follow your dreams and earn a theatre arts - musical theatre degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Whether your art is dance, acting, directing or play-writing; design, costuming, set building, or sound and lights—there’s a place for you here! If your desire is to teach others how to excel in theatre, we’ve got that path as well. At UW-Eau Claire the opportunities are endless, we offer many real-life and high-impact learning experiences that will help you decide where you want to take your career.

As a musical theatre major you will get to learn about a variety of topics in the theatre arts so you can hone in on your talents and pick a path that you're passionate about. UW-Eau Claire provides a transformative learning experience that will inspire you to take risks so you can pursue your dreams.

UWEC theatre students step outside their comfort zone to pursue their passions

UW-Eau Claire strives to create a culture of self-learning, discovery, and valuable experience that will take you places. Our theatre program will empower you to take risks and step outside your comfort zone so you can reach your full potential in life. "Every production you find self-discovery," says UWEC theater student. "With theatre, the biggest way you can help yourself is by getting experience, and UW-Eau Claire provides just that." 

At UW-Eau Claire, you will be immersed in a supportive community where students are the first priority, welcomed and motivated to do their best. Our smaller class sizes will allow you to collaborate and build powerful and meaningful connections with faculty and peers who share your passion in the theater arts.

Theatre arts - musical theatre degree scholarships and financial aid

Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently over thousands of dollars in scholarships for students seeking a theatre arts - musical theatre degree from UW-Eau Claire.

Theatre arts - musical theatre scholarships

UW-Eau Claire offers many different scholarships to students for their success. It's one of our top priorities to create a compassionate environment that embraces differences and provides opportunities for everyone to thrive. An example of that is the University Theatre Scholarship. This scholarship offers $450 to an incoming freshman or continuing student who shows promise in theatre arts. It is our goal to help students feel empowered with the right tools they need to reach their full potential.

Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central—our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your musical theatre degree.

Learn more about the financial aid process at UW-Eau Claire.

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Quick Facts

Musical theatre program details
  • Program length: four years
  • Availability: campus
Student organizations
  • Concert Dance Company
  • None of the Above (NOTA)
  • The Players
  • Two to Tango Dance Club
  • United States Institute for Technical Theatre (U.S.I.T.T)

Theatre arts - musical theatre bachelor’s degree program highlights

A leading-edge program with state-of-the-art facilities. Our theatre program will provide you with a variety of production experiences through four main stage plays, opera theatre ensembles, a one-act play festival, Danceworks performances, and touring theatre productions. UW-Eau Claire also has access to the brand new Pablo center located downtown which includes the largest black box theater in the Midwest and a broadway-style theatre that can hold more than 1,200 seated patrons. At UW-Eau Claire, it is our top priority to provide you with high-impact learning experiences so you will succeed in the career path that you choose.

A supportive community with collaborative experiences. UW-Eau Claire's musical theatre program offers collaborative learning opportunities through theatre and dance student organizations. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with others who share the same passion and participate in productions and workshops outside the classroom. Some of our theatre student organizations include Concert Dance Company, NOTA, The Players, Two to Tango Dance Club, and United States Institute for Technical Theatre (USITT). Through opportunities like these, you will build meaningful relationships that will allow you to feel connected and engaged in your educational journey.


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What jobs can you get with a theatre arts - musical theatre degree from UWEC?

As a musical theater major at UW-Eau Claire, you will feel prepared to have a successful career after graduation. We provide students with the tools and experience they need to achieve their dreams. Ninety-seven percent of our grads are employed or continuing education after they graduate from UW-Eau Claire.

Where are musical theatre degree alumni now?

Theatre arts - musical theatre careers

The department of music and theatre arts is the reason I call UWEC home. The staff genuinely cares about my success and the students have become lifelong friends. I cannot imagine who I would be without the talented and inspiring individuals who make up this facet of the university and encourage me to do what I love.

Dana Strothenke, BA Theatre

Theatre arts - musical theatre bachelor’s degree program curriculum

UW-Eau Claire's musical theatre program will provide you with experience in singing, acting, dancing, and opportunities to learn about directing, costume design, and other theater-related topics such as light and sound workshops. Our theatre program allows you to receive a variety of experiences in various theater subjects so you're able to pick a career path that you are passionate about.

Graduation requirements for a theatre arts - musical theatre bachelor's degree

Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Theatre Courses (37 credits)
Music Courses (15 credits)
Dance Courses (8 credits)

View more in UWEC course catalog.

Top classes for theatre arts - musical theatre majors

Applied Music-Voice
Modern Drama and Theatre
Opera/Music Theatre Workshop
Theory Written and Theory Aural

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