Musical Theatre

  • Overview

    When the stage is calling, William Peace University’s Musical Theatre program will prepare you to answer.

    With a BFA in Musical Theatre from WPU, you will have the skills and confidence to work in professional theatre or in any number of other careers in which performance skills are an asset. As a Musical Theatre major, you will study under and be mentored by an accomplished faculty and guest artists with impressive academic achievements as well as Broadway, television and film credits. The performance-oriented program is a demanding one, featuring rigorous training in acting, voice, dance, musicianship, history and technical theatre. The curriculum requires theatre internships. In addition, you may choose to study abroad, and our senior trip to New York will give you the opportunity to take part in professional auditions.

    Note: Our BFA in Musical Theatre requires an audition to be accepted into the program. All theatre majors are eligible to audition for theatre scholarships.

    Study Musical Theatre at WPU
    Work with industry veterans to develop and hone your skills, experience, connections and confidence
  • Faculty
    Matt Hodge, WPU Professor
    ​Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre
    Amy White, WPU Professor
    ​Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre
    Associate Professor of English
  • Careers

    Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. WPU students perform in William Peace Theatre productions throughout their careers as students, where they build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style.

    WPU graduates go on to various careers in areas such as costume design, directing, set design, producing, acting and teaching.

    Recent Peace internships include:
    • North Carolina Theatre
    • Theatre in the Park
    • Opera House of Wilmington
    • Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
    • Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy
    • Raleigh’s Village Idiots
    Recent employment:
    • Last Comic Standing
    • Chelsea Lately
    • North Carolina Theatre
    • Theatre in the Park
    • Groundlings
    Recent graduate school acceptances:
    • Harvard University
    • The Juilliard School
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • AMDA
    • UCLA

“Arts education is my greatest passion in life. I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to work at William Peace University.”

Matt Hodge Named Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre
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