SUNY Cortland’s bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) program seeks talented students who aspire to perform professionally after graduation.
This sought-after major emphasizes studio training and creative work. Expectations include seven semesters of ballet training and working with a voice teacher plus course requirements in acting, spoken voice, theatre history, jazz dance, tap dance and theatre dance. Students are prepared to be working creative artists.
In addition to earning admission to SUNY Cortland, prospective musical theatre majors must audition for the program.
Cortland is one of only three SUNY institutions to offer a B.F.A. in musical theatre, having built a program recognized for its contemporary training standards, new facilities and diverse performances.
Proof points include:
Prospective musical theatre majors must earn admission to the university and audition for the program.
Program Auditions for 2023-24:
Chair: Kevin Halpin
Office: Dowd Fine Arts Center,
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Credit Hours: 124
We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.