Russell Sage College offers two degrees in theatre: the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Musical Theatre. Sage also offers minors in Theatre (described in the B.A. in Theatre program), as well as Dance, Music, and Visual Art.
This Bachelor of Science degree in Musical Theatre is offered to those students who demonstrate excellence in acting, dance and singing, and who are committed to professional careers in musical theatre performances. This collaborative program through Russell Sage College and the New York State Theatre Institute (NYSTI) offers students training in the creative process as well as theory and history. All majors will complete 15 credits of major study with NYSTI, the professional youth theatre of New York State. There is a $250 fee for the internship with NYSTI. Students will study, train and perform with Russell Sage faculty and the teacher artists of NYSTI. Admission to the BS in Musical Theatre program requires a preliminary audition with the Creative and Performing Arts department. Musical Theatre students must participate in juries every semester in order to remain active in the program.