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How to Apply, Interview, or Audition for Our Programs


Bachelor of Fine Arts:

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is for students whose main interest is acting, design, or stage management. The BFA in Acting requires an audition and interview. The BFA in Design requires an interview. For admission to the BFA in Stage Management, contact Tina Newhauser.

Click here for Audition/Interview Requirements
for the BFA programs in acting, design, and stage management.

Bachelor of Arts:

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is perfect for anyone interested in all aspects of theatre and who show potential in multiple areas of theatre studies and production, including dramaturgy, directing, history, and criticism. No audition or interview required unless you are interested in scholarships. Applicants for scholarships will present a portfolio of writing, research, dramaturgy, artist statements, and/or creative projects in an Interview Session. This portfolio need not contain only writing about theatre and drama; a selection of four-five pieces of varying styles, media and content is ideal. Scholarship interviews are arranged by appointment. To schedule an interview, email Amy Lampe.

Musical Theatre Immersion Program:

An assessment audition is required for admission into the Musical Theatre Immersion Program (Musical Theatre Minor). Any full-time undergraduate MSU student, incoming freshman or transfer student is eligible to audition for the program.
Please click here for Assessment/Interview Requirements.

Transfer Students:

Transfer students may attend these auditions/interviews or immediately prior to classes in fall semester. Contact our theatre advisor, Amy Lampe to assist in the transition.

Whether BA or BFA these audition/interview dates will also place you in consideration for scholarships from the Department of Theatre.

Although at the time of auditions you will be given a tour of the department, we also urge you to schedule a tour with the Department of Theatre to meet with faculty and current students, observe classes, or see a production for free. Once you experience firsthand the supportive and challenging work done in the classroom or onstage, we have no doubt that you will want to be part of the MSU Theatre family!

Graduate Students:

For information about the graduate programs, click here:Graduate Student Information