Musical Theater

Musical theater is a powerful art form that can connect people from different walks of life and communicate important cultural and political messages. Boston Conservatory at Berklee prepares you to pursue a boundless career in theater as a performer, storyteller, innovator, producer, director, songwriter, and much more.

Degrees Offered


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater

Four-Year Program
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Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theater

Two-Year Program
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Interested in Vocal Pedagogy?

Boston Conservatory is one of the only schools in the world to offer an M.F.A. in Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy, a sister program to the Music Division's popular M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy program.

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We're proud to announce that 10-plus Boston Conservatory students, alumni, faculty, and staff received individual nominations for the 2020 Elliot Norton Awards, and 20-plus community members were involved in nominated productions across 24 categories.

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By the Numbers


Named "best undergraduate theater program in Massachusetts" (OnStage, 2018), a "Top 10" school for musical theater (Buzzfeed, 2018), in the "Top 10" most represented colleges on Broadway (Playbill, 2019, 2018, 2017), and one of the "Top 10" musical theater programs to know about (Backstage, 2017)

“I love that theater is a live experience; it’s a personal journey that allows you to share your story with other people. Boston Conservatory really prepares you to put your best foot forward so you can be a strong and versatile performer when you graduate.” —Elyse Collier (B.F.A. ’14, musical theater)

Student Spotlight

Kendyl Yokoyama with Keala Settle at 2018 Oscars

'This Is Me': Kendyl Yokoyama Reflects on Performing a Showstopping Song at the 2018 Oscars

Kendyl Yokoyama (B.F.A. '21, musical theater) helped bring the 2018 Oscars audience to its feet in Keala Settle’s showstopping performance of “This Is Me” from the movie musical The Greatest Showman—a powerful moment that instantly became a viral phenomenon.

Kendyl Yokoyama Class of 2021 B.F.A., Musical Theater

Alumni Spotlight

Marchánt Davis

Marchánt Davis on Pushing Boundaries and Telling Stories that Matter

To say that 2019 was a banner year for alumnus Marchánt Davis (B.F.A. '13, musical theater) is an understatement. He starred alongside Anna Kendrick in the satire The Day Shall Come—his first lead role in a feature film—which he landed just six months after graduating from the Graduate Acting Program at NYU Tisch. Whether on the big screen or the stage, you’ll find Davis in fiercely original, provocative projects of depth and social significance.

Marchánt Davis Class of 2013 B.F.A., Musical Theater