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Music Dance Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The Music Dance Theatre (MDT) program is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Theatre and Media Arts Department and fully supported by the School of Music and the Department of Dance. It is a limited enrollment program designed to train performers for a career in musical theatre and related performance disciplines. The MDT program at BYU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Music, and Dance leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.

BYU MDT training emphasizes:

VOCAL—Expert instruction in a variety of vocal styles inclusive of pop/belt, classical and rock.

DANCING—Extensive work in jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap and ballroom.

ACTING—Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner. MDT students take many classes with BFA Acting students.

PRODUCTIONS—One main stage production each year as well as many secondary and workshop productions. Extensive film opportunities

SHOWCASE—New York Showcase for graduating seniors presented to industry professionals. Annual local showcase for all students.

OFF-CAMPUS—MDT students work consistently for major regional summer theatre companies such as the MUNY, Tuacahn Amphitheater, Music Theatre Wichita, Sacramento Music Circus, Jackson Hole Playhouse, Hale Center Theatre and others.

TOURING—International touring opportunities with Young Ambassadors Musical theatre company presenting a highly produced Broadway-style revue.

BUSINESS—How to ‘brand’ and ‘market’ yourself as well as a thorough practical investigation of the business of music theatre.

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