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Department of Theatre and Dance Musical Theatre Degree

Major

develop your performance techniques in our musical theatre program

The musical theatre degree offers its students stimulating pre-professional classes. The courses focus on the development and investigation of performance techniques. Classes include private voice lessons (four years), acting (Meisner technique), music theory/piano, musical theater performance labs, audition preparation/scene into song, musical theater dance, ballet, jazz, modern, tap, voice and articulation and musical theater history. 

WHY STUDY MUSICAL THEATRE AT UW-STEVENS POINT?

At UW-Stevens Point you will have opportunities each year to perform in a variety of venues including Jenkins Theatre, our black box Studio Theatre. Yearly performance opportunities include: Contemporary musical theatre productions, classical musical theatre productions, Player’s student group performances and Master Classes with visiting artists.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Players is a UWSP student organization seeking to provide a place for students to foster their creativity in not only theatre but writing, dance, poetry, and more!
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

​Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you! If you’d like to add your info to our interactive alumni map, click on the alumni button. If you would like to be more involve, join the COFAC Point-to-Point Connections Program.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Graduating seniors have the opportunity to audition for leading agents and casting directors in an exciting introduction to the professional world. The training our majors receive is excellent preparation for success in nationally ranked graduate programs. Summer internships opportunities include:

  • Repertory Theatres
  • Summer Theatre Festivals
  • Universal Studios
  • Disney

APPLICATION PROCESS

Admission to all Theatre and Dance programs (with the exception of Arts Management) is by audition/interview only. The Department of Theatre & Dance partners with Acceptd so you can view application, audition and interview detail, submit your application and materials online, and schedule the location and date of your audition/interview. 

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MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

UW-Stevens Point faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Our experienced faculty integrates acting, voice and movement into a rigorous professional training program. They have directed and performed nationally and internationally throughout their careers.
Michael Estanich

Michael Estanich

  • Department Chair – Theatre and Dance
  • Professor – Dance
  • Program Coordinator BA Dance
715-346-2500
Mark Hanson

Mark Hanson

  • Associate Professor – Musical Theatre
  • Program Coordinator BFA Musical Theatre
715-346-3891
Luke Shepherd

Luke Shepherd

  • Assistant Professor – Musical Theatre
Parke Fech

Parke Fech

  • Lecturer – Voice and Movement
Tyler Marchant

Tyler Marchant

  • Professor – Acting and Directing
  • Program Coordinator BFA Acting

ACCREDITATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Schools of Theatre

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by these professional associations: National Association of Schools of Theatre. UW-Stevens Point in the only college in the state to hold national accreditation in all of its arts programs: Art and Design, Dance, Interior Architecture, Music, and Theatre, placing it in the top 7% in the nation.

Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a member of the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance.

School of Performing Arts

Department of Theatre & Dance

UW-Stevens Point offers five theatre and dance degree tracks, including three highly competitive conservatory-styled BFA programs in Musical Theatre, Acting and Design & Technology. In addition, we offer two liberal arts degrees: the BA Dance major and minor, with coursework in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and theoretical studies, and the BA Drama major, which allows students to study multiple focused areas such as playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, design, and acting. These excellent academic and production programs have established UW-Stevens Point as a primary undergraduate center in Wisconsin for students interested in the performing arts.