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IU unveils new degree in musical theater

Bloomington Herald-Times
May 13, 2007

By Joel Pierson

This year, the Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama is introducing a new degree program, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. While it is new to IU, it is an established curriculum across the country. To find out more about the BFA, I spoke with program director George Pinney.

Pinney explained that the BFA is considered a professional degree, while the BA is a liberal arts degree. "The goal of the BFA," he said, "is to launch a student directly into the profession upon graduation. Many schools concentrate on performance and related support courses, with less emphasis on general education courses."

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