MajorMusic Theatre

Wichita State's award-winning Bachelor of Arts (BA) music theatre program will equip you with a firm foundation of knowledge and practical skills for a successful career on the stage and beyond. You'll enjoy personalized training with acclaimed professionals and virtually countless opportunities to showcase your talent on campus and throughout Kansas' center of arts and culture.

Learn how music theatre is the right fit for you.

Male student performing on stage.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. Once you're admitted to WSU, you'll need to schedule an audition through the School of Performing Arts.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Music theatre alumnus shines in 'Hamilton' Broadway tour

Julius Thomas III knew that the spotlight was always going to be bright. Where others feel pressure, he feels prosperity.

A WSU alumnus since 2005, Julius graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre.

Featured in many shows and productions, Julius has established himself as a proficient actor and performer with appearances in ABC's “Modern Family,” “Sesame Street” and several other notable television series.

Most recently, Julius toured cross country with the Broadway hit show “Hamilton: The Musical.” Julius is a prime example of turning dreams into reality, entertaining millions of people the Wheatshocker way.


As a BA in music theatre major, you'll build your skill set in theatre, dance, music and foreign language—and explore other studies outside of theatre based on your interests and career goals.


From local productions to Broadway, a degree in musical theatre from Wichita State's College of Fine Arts equips students with the skills, connections and confidence for careers in TV, film and the stage.

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