About the BYU MDT Program
The Music Dance Theatre (MDT) program at Brigham Young University (BYU) is an interdisciplinary, limited enrollment program designed to train young performers for a career in musical theatre and related performance disciplines.
The program couples professional training with a broad-based liberal arts education rooted in the principles and practices of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Program graduates will be professionally competitive performers in acting, singing and dancing. They will understand and analyze the history and social impact of the musical theatre art form as well as the popular canon of musical theatre works.
Graduates will be committed to intellectual inquiry, lifelong learning and professional growth; becoming models of leadership, inspiration, integrity, and achievement in the world of performing arts.
Music Dance Theatre at BYU is truly interdisciplinary. The program is not ‘housed’ in any single department, but is supported equally by the School of Music, Department of Dance, and the Department of Theatre and Media Arts. Students take equal credits in all three disciplines. The program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), in addition to being a member of the Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance (MTEA).