Train, Perform & Grow

Prepare for your career in Musical Theatre at Wichita State University by combining quality curriculum with numerous opportunities to perform and explore your craft. You will have the perfect environment to train, perform and grow into a true artist while studying closely with industry professionals.



As a Music Theatre Major

    • You will train equally in acting, voice, and dance
    • You will receive conservatory-quality training combined with WSU’s affordable tuition
    • You will have the opportunity to direct, choreograph and perform in stage productions, student projects and course work
    • You will work with guest artists and participate in Master Classes with Industry Professionals
    • Program and class sizes intimate enough for one-on-one attention but large enough to be competitive 


Beyond the Books

Gold Medallion
In 2016, School of Performing Arts Director, Linda Starkey, was awarded the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival GOLD MEDALLION. Akin to a lifetime achievement award, it is the organization's most prestigious award and a great honor in theater education.
In 2016, Smokey Joe’s Cafe received the National Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical. It's a musical revue featuring the songs of legendary hit makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber. It pays homage to some of the most powerful and recognizable early icons of rock and roll such as The Drifters, The Coasters, Dion of Dion and the Belmonts, and of course, Elvis Presley.


You will follow the legacy of performers who have gone on to perform on Broadway in shows such as Book of Mormon, Motown, Scottsboro Boys, Evita, If/Then, and American Psycho; on National Broadway Tours, Off Broadway, in prestigious regional theatres across the country, on cruise ships, theme parks, and for Walt Disney World.


Our current students work professionally at summer regional theatres such as MTWichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Prairie Repertory Theatre, and in the local theatre community.