It is suggested that you apply to MSU prior to auditioning or interviewing.
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.
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
The Minor in Musical Theatre is for students who interests include the study of musical theatre through acting, voice, and dance. The Minor in Musical Theatre requires an audition and interview. Any full-time undergraduate MSU student, incoming freshman or transfer student is eligible to audition for the program.
Transfer students may attend these auditions/interviews, or they may arrange an audition/interview immediately prior to the start of their classes. 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!
For information about the graduate programs, click here.