NYFA’s BFA in Musical Theatre: Enter Center Stage With Our New Degree

July 31, 2023

Building upon the success of New York Film Academy’s (NYFA) 1-Year and 2-Year Musical Theatre Conservatory programs and its short-term workshops, the school launched a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre degree program offered at the New York City campus. NYFA’s Conservatory Musical Theatre programs have graduated Broadway, movie, musical, and television actors whose credits include Spielberg’s West Side Story, Aladdin, Les Miserable, Beetlejuice, Finding Neverland, the biographical musical The Tina Turner Musical, as well as Brown Nation, New Amsterdam, In the Weeds, and more.

NYFA’s production of Sweeney Todd

NYFA Musical Theatre students have also put on several fully produced musicals, ranging from popular musicals like Urinetown and Sweeney Todd to musicals based on films, including Addams Family and Legally Blonde. Student work also includes staged readings of fresh works from up-and-coming composers, open mic nights, showcases, and a crafted movie musical project filmed and edited to perfection.

NYFA’s BFA in Musical Theatre: Enter Center Stage With Our New Degree

Located in the hub of the musical theatre industry – NEW YORK CITY – our faculty’s professional credits include over 100 Broadway shows and numerous film and TV appearances. Students in the BFA in Musical Theatre Program will learn in a hands-on classroom setting with access to professional equipment and receive a strong undergraduate foundation in liberal arts to develop critical thinking skills. The curriculum offers a comprehensive education for stage and on-camera acting, solo performances, collaborative showcases, and on-camera content.

Is it Worth Getting a BFA in Musical Theatre? Learn More in This Exclusive Q&A With Kristy Cates, Musical Theatre Chair

We sat down with the remarkable Kristy Cates, the esteemed Musical Theatre Chair at NYFA New York, on our Instagram Live to learn more about the BFA in Musical Theatre. Join us as we delve into the world of NYFA, exploring the intricacies of our programs and the unparalleled experience of studying right in the heart of Broadway. This exclusive Q&A is ideal for discovering your “WHY” regarding our exceptional Musical Theatre program.

“Graduates of our program will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the ever-evolving world of the performing arts. We offer exciting and challenging courses covering the fundamentals of musical theatre as well as on-camera, voiceover, audition technique, and business classes. These courses, combined with our Broadway faculty, industry masterclasses, and extensive performance opportunities, will prepare our graduates to take on the exhilarating and competitive world of musical theatre and beyond.

At the end of the degree program, students will participate in an Industry Showcase for casting directors, agents, and managers who provide invaluable feedback as they progress into their professional careers. Read more examples of the type of projects BFA students complete on our Musical Theatre projects page.

Explore a Future in the Performing Arts at NYFA

Prospective students also have the opportunity to learn more about our Musical Theatre program and ask any questions at our in-person Open House September 23, 2023. If this event has passed, contact NYFA to schedule a tour today! Eligible students can apply now.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.