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Theatre

Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
Theatre MA Program Description
Theatre (Acting) MFA Program Description
Theatre (Design/Technology) MFA Program Description
Theatre (Directing) MFA Program Description

Admission

Admission Schedules

Applications are accepted as follows:

  • MA Theatre: typically every year; 2014-2015 for entry Fall 2015
  • MFA Theatre (Acting): every three years; 2014-2015 for entry Fall 2015
  • MFA Theatre (Design/Technology) : every year
  • MFA Theatre (Directing): every three years; 2014-2015 for entry Fall 2015

Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in Theatre is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/menu.html) As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average).
    2. Have three current letters of recommendation uploaded by recommender.
    3. Upload a letter of intent clearly stating goals, objectives, and specialty.
    4. Upload resume.
    5. Pay the application fee.
  2. Second: Additional application materials must be sent directly to the School of Theatre & Dance.
    1. Request that official transcripts be sent to the School of Theatre & Dance from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana - unofficial transcript from UM accepted)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
    2. Additional materials for each specialization as follows:
    • MA Theatre: Writing sample of at least 10 pages, preferably a research paper or critical analysis
    • MFA Theatre (Acting): Current headshot/resume
    • MFA Theatre (Design/Technology): Design portfolio - digital, website, or physical versions accepted
    • MFA Theatre (Directing): Statement of Directing Philosophy and production notebook

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • For full consideration for the MA and MFAs in Acting or Directing, applications must be complete by December 1, 2014.
    • For full consideration for the MFAs in Design/Technology, applications must be complete by March 1, 2015.
  • Complete application packets received after these dates will be considered on a space-available basis.
Theatre
Theatre & Dance website

Campus Location
Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center, Room 196

Street Address
32 Campus Drive 
Mail Stop 8136
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-4481
Fax: (406) 243-5726
umtheatredance@umontana.edu

Graduate Program Coordinators
Jillian Campana, Acting/Directing
Alessia Carpoca, Design/Technology

School Director
Mike Monsos