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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Theatre: Musical Theatre


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Theatre: Musical Theatre is a highly structured, pre-professional approach to theatre studies that will equip you to become a Holy Spirit-empowered artistic professional. If you can successfully sing, dance and act in theatre, then this is the place to develop your “triple threat” talents!

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a talented and creative artist to impact the world. You will spend much of your time studying with the ORU Music and Dance programs to gain practical theatre experience and help realize your professional artistic goals.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to pursue graduate school placement or any myriad of musical theatre career possibilities. You will finish your degree with a strong foundation on which to build production experiences in professional and semi-professional musical theatre, opera and dance ensembles. The ORU Theatre program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

What can I do with a B.F.A. degree from ORU in Theatre: Musical Theatre?

Creative theatre artists can enjoy successful careers in: 

  • Musical Theatre
  • Opera
  • Dance Industry
  • Choreography
  • Fine Arts Education
  • Vocal Coaching

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 


  • Acting Courses
  • Harmony
  • Voice and Phonetics
  • Sight Singing
  • Dance Courses
  • Directing
  • Playwriting and more!

What makes ORU’s Theatre program stand out?

The ORU Theatre program produces four main stage performances and one studio production per academic year. ORU Theatre works closely with The Playhouse Tulsa, a professional regional theatre company, to produce theatrical opportunities for you at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and other local venues. As a theatre major, you’ll have access to Alpha Psi Omega, a national, honorary and dramatic society, to help stimulate interest in theatrical activities both on and off the ORU campus.

On top of this, you’ll learn directly from faith-grounded theatre professionals who know what it takes to succeed in this creative industry. Our current students and alumni have worked on Broadway, film, television and in major theaters across the country and with dedication, passion and hard work, you can too!

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

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