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Musical Theatre (B.S.)

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.

Degree Requirements

BS Musical Theatre Major

Select one of the following courses: 3 Credits

Select one of the following courses: 1.5 Credits

Total credits in major: 76.5

General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses

Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits 

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 21 Credits

  • Humanities - History : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits
  • Natural & Physical Sciences : 6 Credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning : 3 Credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (must be from 2 separate disciplines) : 6 Credits

Elective Courses: 11.5 Credits

Total: 120 Credits