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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 2017 - Spring 2018
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 27, 2018
No audition is
Jan 27, 2018 CLOSED
Please note that the Jan. 27th, Feb. 3rd, Feb. 17th, and Feb. 24th Audition dates are at capacity and you need to select an alternative audition date.
Jan 27, 2018
Nov 7, 2017
Off-Campus Auditions Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
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 20-21, 2018 Please note that the New York City Unified Audition dates are at capacity and you need to select an alternative audition date.||Feb 5-8, 2018 Please note that the February 6th and February 8th Audition dates are at capacity and you need to select an alternative audition date.||Feb 10-11, 2018|
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. (Students auditioning through National Unified Auditions may not be notified of results until after Feb. 11th, 2018). 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: