Lyric Theatre, BMA

for the degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts Major in Lyric Theatre


department website: https://music.illinois.edu

department faculty: Music Faculty


college catalog page: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: https://www.faa.illinois.edu/


Students pursuing this major select one of two concentrations:

Creative Concentration

Performance Concentration



The Bachelor of Musical Arts with a major in Lyric Theatre is an interdisciplinary degree designed for the singer-actor, which incorporates training in dance and theatre in addition to music. This degree requires students to choose one of two Concentrations: Performance (performer) or Creative (director, choreographer, dramaturg, set designer, composer).

The BMA Lyric Theatre curriculum is formed around courses in music, dance, and theatre. Advanced coursework includes a senior project.   This degree requires a minimum of 129 semester hours of credit for graduation.

For admission requirements for the Bachelor of Musical Arts, please see the School of Music’s Admissions website or contact the Music Admissions Office:

Music Admissions Office
School of Music
1114 W. Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-7899
E-mail: musicadmissions@illinois.edu