The Molloy University/CAP21 BFA Program offers students the highest level of practical and academic preparation for the professional theatre.

Students enrolled in our BFA program engage in a comprehensive, rigorous and challenging course of study that involves academic coursework, intensive conservatory training, and a variety of performance opportunities, all designed to support students in the development and refinement of their musical theatre performance skills.

The academic component of this training includes general education and elective courses. The conservatory courses focus on the practical application of musical theatre performance techniques, including singing, voice and speech, movement, acting, dance, script analysis, music theory and private voice.

Our comprehensive training also provides a solid foundation in audition technique, as well as training in the business aspects of the professional theatre to assist students in launching a professional career and achieving life-long success as theatre artists.

Conservatory Curriculum

In addition to the below Theatre Arts classes, students also are required to complete 40 credits of General Education and 9 Elective credits.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Freshman Year

Jazz Dance
Acting Technique I
Vocal Technique I
Private Voice
Acting I
Voice And Speech I
Theory Fundamentals
Class Piano

Jazz Dance
Acting Technique II
Theatre Texts
Voice and Speech
Private Voice
Movement for the Actor I
Sight Singing
History of Musical Theatre

Sophomore Year

Acting: Mid-20th Century Poetic Realism
Vocal Performance I
Voice and Speech
Private Voice
Movement for the Actor II
Devised Theatre (Performance Project)

Jazz Dance
Musical Scene Study I
Vocal Performance II
Voice and Speech
Private Voice
Composer Project (Performance Project)

Junior Year

Theatre Dance
Tap Dance
Musical Scene Study II
Voice and Speech
Private Voice
Song and Dance Project (Performance Project)
Acting in Shakespeare

Theatre Dance
Tap Dance
Acting Comedy
Private Voice
Ensemble: Pop-Rock (Performance Project)
Voice and Speech 

Senior Year

Tap Dance Audition
Acting On Camera
Audition Repertoire
Private Voice
Creative Drama (Performance Project)
Mainstage Musical (Performance Project)

Stage Movement/Stage Combat
Dance Styles
Cold Reads/Roles/Sides
Showcase Materials Class
Casting Director Master Class
Industry Showcase (Performance Project)
Vocal Coaching

Undergraduate Catalog 2017 - 2019

Undergraduate Catalog (PDF)

General Education Requirements: Acceptable courses listed under General Education Requirements, Course Catalog (PDF), Page 88.

  • Arts and Fine Arts
  • English and Modern Language
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: Sociology, Psychology, History/Political Science
  • Math and Science
  • Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies and Ethics
  • CORE Course
  • FST 101: The College Experience

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Rebecca Overton
Theatre Arts Recruitment Coordinator
1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002