Ireland’s first BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in Musical Theatre
American College Dublin is proud to present a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre commencing September 2016. This unique offering in Ireland will meet the growing demand for musical theatre education in this country and overseas.
This exciting new programme is accredited with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which also accredits such well-known institutions as the Juilliard School, the Tisch School of Performing Arts at NYU, and the Lewis Centre for the Arts at Princeton University.
The BFA is a qualification which combines a high level of conservatory-style training in the fine arts with robust instruction in related areas of academic study, thus providing the student with a range of practical and academic transferable skills.
Deirdre Masterson, founder and director of The Irish College of Music Theatre has been appointed Head of Programme for Performing Arts at American College Dublin. She will be joined by several established instructors in the musical theatre educational field, including: David Wray, Aileen Donoghoe, Eoin Cannon, Mary McDonogh and Christine Scarry
During an interview, Masterson stated: “The new BFA degree allow students the possibility of not having to emigrate to the UK or US to study musical theatre and at a fraction of the cost."
The introductory BFA fees are €6,450 per annum for 4 years, as against more than €15,000 for a similar course in any of the competing colleges in the UK.