MDT Program Overview

The Music Dance Theatre (MDT) program at Brigham Young University is an interdisciplinary, limited enrollment program designed to train young performers for a career in musical theatre and related performance disciplines. The MDT program is fully supported by the School of Music, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Theatre and Media Arts. MDT is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Music, and Dance, leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.

Carefully designed by these three BYU departments, classes feature an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to stimulate the highest level of professionalism for the student who desires to pursue a career as a professional singer, actor and dancer. Each year, musical theatre stage productions, spectaculars, recordings, local off-campus productions, student films, summer stock and international tours provide opportunities for MDT majors to combine classroom and workshop training with practical on-stage experience in preparation for a professional career.

The university undergraduate catalog lists all degree requirements including the suggested plan by which to complete them called the Major Academic Plan (MAP). For a complete list of required courses click here.

Applying to the MDT program is a two-step process. You must apply to BOTH the MDT program via SlideRoom AND Brigham Young University Admissions. All candidates applying to the MDT program must apply to the university separately. The BYU application and submission deadlines are independent from the MDT SlideRoom application and submission requirements.

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