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
Program Description

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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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

TIm Bennett

Alumni Spotlight: Tim Bennett

Tim Bennett’s (B.F.A. '85, musical theater) decades-long career has seen him grow from a young actor, dancer, and singer in New York City into a jet-setting artistic director for Cirque du Soleil. Bennett reflects on his professional journey, and the Conservatory’s impact on his artistic life, which still informs his work today.

Tim Bennett Class of 1985 B.F.A., Musical Theater