Department of Music, Theatre & Dance
Earning a degree in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will provide you with an arts and humanities education that can serve as a gateway for any number of career options upon your graduation.
Graduates of our programs become performers, composers, producers, educators and designers. Your opportunities are unlimited.
Faculty Members Dedicated to Your Success
Our faculty members have extensive experience in almost every medium of the performing arts with many of the world’s leading professionals and have attended the world's leading universities and conservatories.
From the beginning of your freshman year, faculty members will serve as a mentor to you and work to push your performance abilities to the next level. Our faculty members are known for tailoring work to meet the individual needs and interests of students and work hard to prepare you for entrance into top-tier graduate schools.
As a student in our department, your opportunities to grow as a performer and a professional are virtually unlimited. You can become an active member in a number of student organizations and honors clubs. As a student of music, you have the option to participate in a variety of large vocal and instrumental ensembles which are part of the MSU Instrumental and Vocal music programs. If you are a theatre or dance student, you have the opportunity to participate in the MSU Dance Ensemble, as well as several theatrical productions throughout the year.
The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance has a number of costume and scene shops, lighting and design labs, practices studios and performance spaces for you to take advantage of as a student. In addition, you’ll have access to our Digital Media Learning Center, which provides students access to the most up-to-date video editing and music notation and sequencing technology.
See for yourself and take a virtual tour of all our music facilities. You can also take a virtual tour of all theatre and dance facilities in our department
Taking Your Next Step
You have already taken an important step in learning about the outstanding educational opportunities available in the performing arts at MSU. We encourage you continue exploring our department’s site. You will find more information regarding specific department’s degree programs, faculty, facilities, activities, events, productions and ensembles.
Schedule a campus visit and allow us to provide you with a first-hand look at our department and our world-class faculty. During your visit, you can observe classes, participate in ensemble, dance and theatre production rehearsals, meet our faculty and students, and perhaps receive a private lesson. We look forward to seeing you at MSU.
Apply to MSU today and be sure to complete the additional application for admittance into our music or theatre programs.