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Admission

Applying as a new student?

Applying for admission to the Department of Theatre and Dance is a two-step process:

  1. The University application First, submit an online application to Montclair State University, following guidelines for undergraduate or graduate admission:
  2. The Department Audition, Interview or Portfolio Review – All interviews, auditions and portfolio materials will be submitted online as part of the University Application.  Admission requirements vary from program to program. Click on the links below for specific program details and instructions.  

Students participating in an audition event conducted by a Partner Organization are required to register for the event online after submitting a University application. You will receive an email confirming your audition once you have submitted your application.

Changing your major?

Current Students seeking a Change of Major

If you are 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 appropriate representative below to schedule an interview, audition, or portfolio review. You will be notified of the result by email.


Applying to:

Contact Theatre Auditions Coordinator Kim Whittam
Location:
Life Hall 055A

Applying to:

Dance Education
BFA Dance

Contact Dance Auditions Coordinator Lynne Grossman
Location:
Life Hall 225
Prospective Student Audition/Appointment Calendar

As admission to our programs is competitive, we encourage you to complete your application with special attention to the following:

  • All applicants for the spring semester must submit a completed University application by November 15, 2020.
  • Freshman applicants for the fall semester should submit a completed university application by a date no later than March 1, 2021 in order to be considered for housing and financial aid.
  • Applications submitted after March 1, 2021 are intended for late-applying transfer applicants and University-enrolled students who wish to change their majors.

 

Partner Organizations Event Calendar

*Please note that  guidelines for some Partner Organizations are currently under development.

 

BFA, BA Dance

NYCDA (New York City Dance Alliance)

  • July 9, 2020 (Completed)

Dancewave Through College & Beyond/Virtual

    • October 16-18, 2020 
    • October 23-25, 2020

 

 

Booker T Washington Showcase/ College Auditions/Virtual

 

 

BFA Musical Theatre, BFA Acting, and BFA Design, Technology and Management

National Unified Auditions

  •  New York City – January 16 – 17, 2021
  • Chicago – February 1 – 3, 2021 
  • Los Angeles – February 6 – 7, 2021
  • For further information, visit unifiedauditions.com

College Audition Prep Auditions

Moonified Auditions

Mid-Atlantic Auditions (MARCAS)

  • TBD

 

Booker T Washington Showcase/ College Auditions

 

New Jersey Thespian Festival

 

Theatre Studies

No audition is required for this program


General Note to All Long-Distance Applicants for all majors:

Far-away applicants (particularly international students) applying for any program in the Department will submit a digital audition.  Please contact the Office of International Affairs for further information: https://www.montclair.edu/international-engagement/ 

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 .  Please note that, in some cases, applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

Graduate Appointment Dates

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 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Events for Prospective Students

We encourage all applicants and prospective students to visit the campus to learn more about our programs. Please visit the Arts Days events page for more information as well as our Visit Us page.

Financial Aid and Scholarships


Applicants to Department of Theatre and Dance programs may qualify for one of the scholarships, grants and/or other sources of financial aid offered by the University.  The following resources may be of help: