Music Theatre

st lawrence college joint program music theatreThe new Music Theatre program will provide students with theoretical and practical training both in the three core disciplines of acting, singing and dancing, and also in the study of music theatre as a liberal arts subject. Industry-focused training through a 2-year set curriculum at St. Lawrence College (Brockville) includes personalized instruction and coaching, group creative work, and basic music literacy which will then be complemented by a more interdisciplinary liberal arts approach in the final two years at Queen’s.  This demanding “triple threat” program will allow students to hone their skills by performing in front of audiences, in studio, main stage productions and in unique productions where students learn to create and produce original theatrical pieces. Students will also receive mentoring from faculty and guest industry professionals to become competent and job-ready for a competitive and rapidly-changing industry. The program thus will offer students a complementary set of outcomes that combine college and university strengths, disciplinary and interdisciplinary skill sets, and creative and critical modes of communication.

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Location: 
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Telephone: 
Director: 
Craig Walker
Associate Director: 
Ireneus Zuk
Undergraduate Chair: 
Kim Renders
Administrator: 
Lee Atkinson
St. Lawrence College - Program Coordinator: 
Janet Venn-Jackson
JVennJackson@sl.on.ca
613-345-0660, ext. 3407

Program Admission

 

Admission to the Joint Bachelor of Music Theatre program between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University

Admission to the joint Bachelor of Music Theatre program between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University begins with an application through the OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) website (ouac.on.ca) using the QMT program code. The Ontario Secondary School prerequisites for the program include English 4U and one additional 4U course in addition to four other courses at the 4U or 4M level. Applicants outside of Ontario should visit queensu.ca/admission for program requirements. Following your application you must successfully complete an audition through St. Lawrence College. Auditions will take place in Brockville, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario. Those residing outside of these areas are to submit a digital audition. Upon receipt of your application you will be sent more information regarding the audition process. For information regarding your audition please contact Janet Venn-Jackson, Program Coordinator, at jvennjackson@sl.on.ca.

Degree Options

Bachelor of Music Theatre (BMT)

Course Highlights

Students in the new Bachelor of Music Theatre (BMT) degree will complete two years in the Music Theatre - Performance Advanced Diploma program at St. Lawrence College and then will enter Queen's for two more years to earn a BMT. Students will take courses in dance, singing, acting, music literacy, movement, and repertoire at St. Lawrence, and once at Queen's will be able to move into any of a number of ancillary fields embedded in or related to music theatre, such as Directing, Music Direction, Choreography, Composition, Libretto-writing, Design, Production, Management, or Criticism.

Job and Career Opportunities for Music Theatre Grads

Where could Music Theatre students go after graduation??

  • Acting
  • Arts administration
  • Choreographer
  • Communications
  • Composing/songwriting
  • Conducting
  • Corporate trainer
  • Costume-set/lighting/sound design
  • Digital archivist
  • Directing
  • Drama or music therapy
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational outreach
  • Ensemble manager
  • Event planning
  • Film scoring
  • Arts journalism
  • Lyricist
  • Marketing director
  • Music arranger
  • Music editor
  • Music performance
  • Music theatre/opera
  • Playwriting/screenwriting
  • Production
  • Public relations
  • Sound engineering
  • Stage management
  • Talent representation
  • Teaching
  • Theatre production
  • Tourism
  • TV/radio broadcasting and production
  • Voice coaching

Note that some of these careers may require additional training.