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Krista Jo Miller



Bachelor of Arts

NNU’s Musical Theatre degree is designed to develop theatre artists among changing trends in the arts and prepare students by putting the means for their success in their own hands.


  • Develop skills of performance and put them into practice on the stage
  • Participate in 4 – 6 productions a year
  • Learn from faculty with over 25 years of experience

About Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre major at NNU is designed to develop theatre artists, accounting for changing trends in the arts and preparing students to meet those changes by putting the means for their success in their own hands.

Musical Theatre students will learn:

  • How to bring their Christian faith into the practice of theatre in a space that simulates real-world conditions
  • Philosophies, strategies and practices of faith-integrated theatre
  • How to pursue a successful career in musical theatre

With NNU’s small class sizes, students receive personalized attention, crafting a path through the Musical Theatre degree program to best fit their strengths, needs and desired outcomes with the help of experienced faculty.

NNU’s Musical Theatre faculty have over 25 years of experience as both artists and educators who keep up with changing trends in theatre and adjust the curriculum to meet those changes.

At NNU, we believe that students develop best when they are well-rounded. We work hard to ensure that students can be involved in many ways around campus. A good theatre artist experiences life in its fullness, so we encourage student involvement in activities outside of the theatre program and work to coordinate so students can manage that involvement.

degree details

Bachelor of Arts

Offered On Campus

Program Outcomes & Highlights

Getting a degree in Musical Theatre opens up your career opportunities to a variety of options. Pursue a career in musical theatre as a:

  • Performer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Choreographer
  • Arts Manager
  • Theatre Teacher
  • Technician (sets, lights, costumes, props, etc.

Training in the theatrical arts teaches the soft skills many employers are looking for but are difficult to teach. Each class and activity you participate in will pay off in dividends far beyond theatre.

Some of the unique classes you’ll take as you pursue a Musical Theatre degree are:

  • Stage Craft
  • Intro to Acting
  • Acting in Realism
  • Musical Theatre Styles Workshop
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Dance Technique
  • Musical Theatre Capstone Seminar

Find more course requirements here.


NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Related Career Paths

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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations

Meet Our Faculty

I believe theatre can be a force for good in the world, and I am beyond thrilled that NNU has decided to add the Musical Theatre program to its academic degree offerings! It’s obviously a joy to watch a good dance number or a slapstick comedy, but theatre holds up a mirror to our lives that can do so much more than “entertain.” Theatre allows us to sit with a story and wrestle with the ways our faith asks us to empathize and interact with the world. Participating in theatre at NNU was an incredible way for me to explore my convictions and I can’t wait for the next generation of students to have the same opportunity!
Autumn Tustin

Secondary Education: Visual Arts, Minor in Communication