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Scholarships and BFA Entrance


On-Campus Audition Dates for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are:

 November 7, 2015, January 23, 2016, & February 13, 2016.

Stay tuned for updates regarding registration for these dates.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Theatre / Dance is a Professional Degree. Each concentration in the BFA degree consists of 79 hours. Many practical, studio courses are integrated into the curriculum. Admission to these programs is via audition and/or portfolio review and interview.


Audition Requirements

Each student will need to bring a headshot/photo, resume, up-to-date transcript that indicates cumulative gpa of high school and/or previous college work at the time of the audition, and two (2) letters of recommendation from someone who can speak to their ability to be successful in our program.  


Please come prepared to present 2 contrasting monologues from published theatrical works, not to exceed a total of 3 minutes. 



Please come prepared to learn 2 contrasting dance combinations in Jazz/Musical Theatre & Ballet/Modern. An additional tap combination will be optional. Women please wear a black leotard with pink tights. Men please wear black tights with a snug white, grey or black t-shirt, tank or leotard.  Ballet slippers should be worn for the ballet combination, Jazz shoes/sneakers for the Jazz combination, and Tap shoes for the Tap combination. 


Musical Theatre

Please prepare 3 contrasting songs of no longer than 32 bars (one pre-1965, one post-1965, and one from an era of your choice). You will sing 2 of the 3 cuts. Bring 1 monologue from a published theatrical work of 1 minute in length. All audition material must not exceed 3 minutes. An accompanist will be provided.  All Musical Theatre students must participate in the Dance audition (Please follow the Dance audition instruction for what to wear). A placement music theory exam will be administered at the audition.



Applicants must bring examples of Design/Technical Theatre work. 


*All students should be prepared for a brief interview with department faculty members.


All inquiries about auditions for the Theatre and Dance program should be sent to

The Department of Theatre & Dance offers talent scholarships and out-of-state tuition waivers for students majoring in Theatre & Dance. Scholarships are awarded based on successful program auditions. 

Family Named and Memorial Scholarships:

These scholarships have specific criteria depending on the the guidelines set by the donor. There is one application to be considered for all of the Family Named and Memorial Scholarships. Please click on the link below to access that application.

To apply for Family Named and Memorial Scholarships click here: