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Applying for admission to the Department of Theatre and Dance is a two-step process:
Most appointments for interviews, auditions and portfolio reviews take place on the University campus. As admission to our programs is competitive, we encourage you to complete your application and request the earliest interview date possible, with special attention to the following:
Please note that there is no pre-screening process when auditioning for any program within the Department of Theatre and Dance. All prospective students are required to attend an in-person audition, either on-campus or at the National Unified auditions.
On-Campus Auditions Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
After submitting a complete application to Montclair State University, students are encouraged to request an audition appointment on one of the following dates. (Note: You must have applied to the University before attending an audition.)
|Acting (Saturdays)||Theatre Studies||Musical Theatre (Saturdays)||Production /
Dance Education (Tuesdays)
Jan 28, 2017
No audition is
Jan 28 , February 18, February 25th, March 25, 2017 -
April 1, 2017
Jan 28, 2017
Nov 8, 2016
Off-Campus Auditions Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
For BFA Acting, Musical Theatre & Production/Design majors
While students are advised to visit the campus in considering Montclair for their college education, far-away applicants to the BFA Acting, Musical Theatre or Production/Design programs have the option to participate in one of the off-campus "National Unified Auditions" and "Dallas Unified Auditions" after completing their University application. The dates and locations are listed below.
National Unified Auditions
|New York City||Chicago||Los Angeles|
|Jan 21 & 22, 2017||Feb 6-9, 2017||Feb 11 & 12, 2017|
The Jan 21st & Jan 22nd audition has reached capacity and is now closed.
|Dallas Unified Auditions||Nov 17-20, 2016|
General Note to Long-Distance Applicants for all majors:
For further information, go to www.unifiedauditions.com
Far-away applicants (particularly international students) applying for any program in the Department may inquire whether alternatives to in-person appointments are available for the particular program.
Notification of Admission Status
Following the appointment, the Department will forward its recommendation to the Admissions Office, which will notify you of your overall status within approximately three weeks. Please note that, in some cases, applicants may be placed on a waiting list.
For MA Theatre, with concentration in Theatre Studies in:
Interview appointments for all graduate programs are scheduled individually with the Graduate Program Coordinator, generally weekdays 8:30-4:30.
If you are a currently enrolled at Montclair State University and wish to change your major to a program in the Department of Theatre and Dance, you do not need to reapply to the university. Instead, contact the Department directly to schedule an interview, audition, or portfolio review. You will be notified of the decision by email.
We encourage all applicants and prospective students to visit the campus to learn more about our programs. Please visit the Student Services page for information about Arts Days events as well as programs sponsored by the Admissions Office.
Applicants to Department of Theatre and Dance programs may qualify for one of the scholarships, grants and/or other sources of financial aid offerred by the University. The following resources may be of help: