Students will be trained thoroughly in the performance skills necessary to compete in the professional world of musical theatre. Included in this track are a solid developmental and pedagogical foundation in music (voice, theory and musicianship, piano, large and small music ensembles), dance (history of the musical theatre art form, ballet, tap, jazz, and theatre dance), and theatre (acting, play analysis, and theatre production).
Courses created for this program can also benefit students pursuing K-12 certification, and enhance the quality of work they may be asked to do in conjunction with their teaching responsibilities.
Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.
Audition/Interview – A successful audition or placement interview is required prior to entry into the BA and BFA programs. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.
Susan has become a fixture on Milwaukee’s musical theater stages, singing roles with Milwaukee Opera Theatre and the Skylight that range from The Wizard of Oz’s sweetly lyrical Dorothy to Les Miserables’s tender-hearted Cosette to Candide’s pyrotechnic Cunégonde, who sings one of the most challenging songs in all musical theater (“Glitter and Be Gay”).
Careers in Theatre
Arts & Entertainment Writer
Arts Council Director
Box Office Manager/Staff
Community Arts Organizer
Costume Shop Manager
Cruise Line Performer
Marketing & Sales
Musical Theatre Artist
Special Effects Artist
Theatre Education Teacher (K-12)
Theatre Equipment Sales
Trade Show Designer
Visual Effects Director/Engineer