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Theatre Days

Theatre Days introduce college-bound students to Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The free events feature a College of the Arts overview where students will learn about careers and auditioning; a production of our students’ work, along with a pre-show discussion with the cast and company. Learn the steps to becoming a theatre major and turning that experience into a life in the arts.

2021/ 2022 Theatre Arts Days & Productions

October 29 (As You Like It)

April 29 (Into The Woods)

MSU COVID-19 protocol requires all guests complete Hawk Check, a self-screening survey, before arriving to campus. Your responses to the questions will screen you for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19 to help Montclair State maintain a safe campus. Additionally, guests must show their confirmation email from Hawk Check upon arrival to participate in Theatre Day. A link to Hawk Check will be included in your registration confirmation. All visitors must be masked and show proof of vaccination or a negative rapid or PCR COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours.

Here is a link to MSU’s Policies and Protocols regarding COVID-19


To Register for Theatre Day on April 29



Theatre Day Schedule:

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-11:00 Welcome & Overview

11:00-11:50 Pre-Show Discussion

12:00-12:45 Lunch

1:00 MSU Production

3:30 Departure (approximate)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre/Acting Concentration is a rigorous, conservatory-based program of study that prepares you for a career in theatre and film. Dedicated to a holistic approach to comprehensive acting training, the program specializes in three essential areas: Acting, Movement, Voice and Speech. The program’s blend of theory and practice is supported by the personalized attention that you will receive both in the classroom and on the stage.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre Concentration at Montclair State University is a joint venture of the John J. Cali School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance. Our curriculum offers strong pre-professional training geared for the musical theatre business as it is reflected today, combining instruction and experience in the acting, dance and music demanded by this unique craft. Distinguished by close, individualized attention from our outstanding faculty, the program is a successful launch pad for future careers as “triple threat” performers.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre: Design, Technology and Management is a pre-professional program that prepares the next generation of designers, managers and technicians for work in professional theatre, live entertainment and related media, including film and television. Through a combination of classroom instruction and production opportunities, the program provides rigorous, progressive training in design, production and technology with the option to focus in various areas including scenic, costume, hair and makeup, lighting or sound, as well as performance and theatre management.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Studies offers the opportunity to explore all aspects of the business and practice of theatre, including playwriting for stage and screen, dramaturgy and script analysis, stage management, play direction and all aspects of production operations.‌ Undergraduate students can pursue teacher certification while majoring in a complementary field of interest. Students also have the option to pursue a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree with teacher certification in general and special education. The BA/MA 4 +1 path allows BA Theatre Studies majors to achieve a Master’s degree in Theatre and join the department’s thriving graduate community through a single additional year of study.

Minors in Theatre and Musical Theatre are designed to provide solid introductions to the fields of Theatre and Musical Theatre which complement a related arts major or fulfill an independent area of interest.