Theatre & Music Theatre Department

Theatre & Music Theatre Department

Professional Training for Exceptional Students

Our conservatory-style training program prepares you to pursue a career in theatre, while our liberal arts education helps you learn for life. Explore our site and find out why students from across the nation are choosing Viterbo University Theatre and Music Theatre to develop their creative potential.

About the Program

Viterbo University Theatre offers dynamic undergraduate theatre and music theatre programs where you can take advantage of exceptional training, technologically advanced facilities, and the best in liberal arts education. We offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in music theatre, theatre (emphases: acting, design/technical production, stage management), and arts administration; the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in theatre arts; and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in theatre education.

The department is actively involved in the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. Our students train with a faculty of theatre professionals and visiting artists from around the nation. Students also benefit from connections at Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, American Players Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Great River Shakespeare, and others.

Production and performance opportunities abound with:

  • 5-6 productions (including two musicals) every year
  • Multiple all-student-driven productions of plays, dance and devised works
  • Senior capstone shows
  • Studio class performances and cabarets
  • Weekly improv club practice and performance
  • Hands-on experience assisting with more than 30 professional touring shows presented each year on our stages.

Admission is by audition and interview. Renewable academic merit scholarships of up to $14,000 are awarded based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Theatre and music theatre talent scholarships are awarded to select incoming students.

For more information, contact:

Rick Walters
Director of Theatre Recruitment