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The musical theatre major at UT is designed to prepare students for a career in the performing arts. The major incorporates the disciplines from three performance areas: music, drama and dance. Students have the opportunity to perform in six theatre productions per year (two musicals, two plays, one musical cabaret and one studio or experimental theatre production) as well as a variety of vocal ensembles. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in a number of dance productions as well. In addition to these performance experiences, students will be offered workshops, lectures and presentations, classes and special activities/events throughout the academic year.


All prospective MTR majors  MUST audition and be accepted into the program as well as apply for acceptance to The University of Tampa.

All auditions for musical theatre, theatre and dance will be accepted digitally or in person at an official admissions open house date.

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All audition material should be submitted using your SpartanStart Portal (you will receive access to your SpartanStart Portal once you apply to UT).

To be considered for performance-based scholarships, auditions must be submitted by March 1.

Students should prepare the following materials for the audition process

  • One “up-tempo” AND one “ballad” from the musical theatre repertoire (32-bar cuts each)
  • One contemporary monologue—comic or dramatic—not to exceed 1:30 minutes

Prospective students should also be prepared to discuss any prior formal dance training. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at

Topics of Study

  • music theory and musicianship
  • voice
  • music ensembles
  • career development audition seminar
  • world theatre
  • acting
  • play analysis
  • musical theatre
  • dance partnering
  • ballet
  • jazz dance
  • tap dance

Career Opportunities

  • roles in national touring companies
  • roles in films
  • roles in regional professional theatres
  • full-time work at local theme parks

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • musical theatre productions
  • dramatic theatre productions
  • cabarets
  • in-residence workshops with established musical theatre artists
  • internship opportunities with a local theme park or theatre company
  • Dance Happening
  • Spring Dance Concert

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