Theatre Arts

Molloy is proud to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre Arts in collaboration with CAP21, "America's Musical Theatre Conservatory and Theatre Company."

During their first year, the BFA freshmen spend three days a week taking a variety of academic classes at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus, located less than an hour outside of New York City. The other two days of the week are spent taking classes at CAP21's Eighteenth Street, Manhattan facility. For sophomore, junior and senior years, BFA students will take two days of classes at Molloy and three days of classes at CAP21.

Throughout their eight semesters in the program, BFA students will take a wide range of performing arts classes that will include: acting, voice - both ensemble and individual - and dance.

Note: There is an additional fee of $3,000/semester to cover a portion of the studio curriculum.

Performance Opportunities
Although first-year BFA students are not permitted to audition or participate in performances, they will enjoy numerous performance opportunities beginning in their sophomore year.  These performances are held both in Manhattan and at Molloy's new performing arts center, The Madison Theatre.

In their final semester, BFA students may participate in industry showcase opportunities in Manhattan designed to help them secure representation as they launch their performance careers.

How to Apply
Students interested in applying to the BFA program need to do the following:

  • Submit a Molloy application or complete the Common Application
  • Once admitted, students will then be required to audition for CAP21 with two contrasting 32 bar cuts of a song and a monologue from a published play or screenplay
  • Following acceptance by CAP21, the student will then be officially enrolled as a BFA student

For questions or additional information, contact Molloy admissions at 516.323.4000.

Helpful links

CAP21 is an internationally recognized musical theatre conservatory and award-winning theatre company.  The conservatory annually trains more than 300 emerging artists through its various programming.

The CAP21 theatre company was honored with the 2012 GLAAD award for Outstanding New York Theatre: Off and Off-Off Broadway, for its production of the new musical Southern Comfort. 2013 marks the fourth consecutive year that CAP21 Residency writers received the prestigious Jonathan Larson Grant for a new musical developed and produced at CAP21. 2013 also marks the second time a writer whose work was extensively developed and produced by the CAP21 Theatre Company received The Kleban Prize for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing. For more information on CAP21, visit www.cap21.org.