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Admission to BA Theatre Studies

Major-specific Guidelines

To be considered for admission to the BA Theatre Studies program, prospective students must first submit an online application to Montclair State University’s Office of Admissions.  Applicants should be in good academic standing as an incoming freshman or transfer.

Information Sessions

Prospective students who are interested in the BA Theatre Studies program are strongly encouraged to attend an information session in addition to submission of a university application.  These sessions will provide specific details about program curriculum and will offer guidelines as to the career potential of a Theatre Studies degree.

Break-out information sessions will occur as part of larger campus-wide events on the following dates:

Theatre Days:  October 29, 2021 and April 29, 2022

Theatre Day introduces college-bound students to Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.  The event features participatory workshops such as Acting, Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, and Technical Theatre Production, conducted by the University’s theatre faculty.  Students hear a College of the Arts overview; learn about careers and auditioning; and see a production of our students’ work.

Register for Theatre Days –

University Open House, information sessions and campus tours:

  • Undergraduate open houses:  October 10 & November 7
  • Graduate open houses: October 24 (virtually) Click Here to Register

Register for Graduate Open House

Montclair State University Open houses are a great way to gain an overview of the University and learn about the programs in the College of the Arts.  Open Houses feature information sessions on the university – including a campus tour and student-services fair; and overview of the College of the Arts; as well as interactive break-out sessions for individual departments and programs.

Accepted Student Days: Sunday, April 3, 2022 or Sunday April 10, 2022!

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions sponsors this event, which includes many opportunities for incoming students to acquaint themselves with all that Montclair State University has to offer.  There will be University presentations, tours, and Informational Fair, as well as break-out sessions for individual departments and programs.

Prospective students may also contact Professor Jessica Brater, BA Theatre Studies Program coordinator, to schedule a meeting.  Professor Brater can be reached via email at, or by calling 973-655-3259.  Students are also welcome to visit the Department of Theatre and Dance, LI-050, for a self-guided tour, to pick up college information materials or to ask questions.