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Avenue Q: Montana Theatre, Fall 2013

BA THEATRE
No interview or audition is required for initial entry into the BA Theatre degree. Acceptance into the University of Montana is the only requirement; however, students must declare a Theatre major before being permitted into most classes. At the end of the first semester, students interested in pursuing more advanced acting or performance-based classes must audition for the full Acting/Directing faculty. To learn more about applying for admittance to the University of Montana, visit the Enrollment Services - Admissions website: admissions.umt.edu/


BFA THEATRE, Area of Specialization in ACTING
Students formally apply for the BFA in Theatre degree at the end of their second year of study by participating in Midprogram Auditions. Midprogram Auditions take place in April and consist of the performance of one classical monologue in verse and one contemporary scene with a partner who is also participationg in Midprogram Auditions. Midprograms are performed in front of the full Acting/Directing faculty. Students may choose to perform 16 bars of a song from a musical at this audition if they wish but it is not required. A formal headshot and resume are also required for Midprograms. After the auditions, the faculty meet to discuss the monologues and scenes, as well as each student’s coursework and work in productions. With this information in hand, the faculty offer a diagnostic evaluation of the student’s work to date. If it is agreed that the student’s work and progress is commensurate with the BFA (our professional degree level accredited by the National Association for Schools of Theatre), students are accepted into the BFA via a formal written acceptance letter presented at an individual meeting with one faculty representative from the Acting/Directing Program. To learn more about applying for admittance to the University of Montana, visit the Enrollment Services - Admissions website: admissions.umt.edu/

MA THEATRE
MA Theatre candidates are typically admitted to the program every three years, with the next class entering in Fall 2018. Students interested in applying for the MA in Theatre apply online to the Graduate School and their application materials are then forwarded to the School of Theatre & Dance for review and a recommendation of acceptance. For application procedures or more information on the MA programs, visit the Grad School website: umt.edu/grad/Apply/. For specific questions about the MA degree track, opportunities, and application recommendations, please contact Dr. Bernadette Sweeney: bernadette1.sweeney@umontana.edu

MFA THEATRE, Area of Specialization in ACTING or DIRECTING
MFA Acting and Directing candidates are admitted to the program every three years, with the next class entering in Fall 2018. Students interested in applying for the MFA in Directing or for the MFA in Acting apply online to the Graduate School and their application materials are then forwarded to the School of Theatre & Dance for review and a recommendation of acceptance. For the MFA Directing program, the School of Theatre & Dance requests an on-site visit which includes the opportunity to direct a short scene in front of the faculty, followed by a short interview. This takes place only after a potential candidate has applied for the program and received a formal invitation to campus. For the MFA in Acting program, the School of Theatre & Dance requests an on-site visit which includes the opportunity to audition in front of the faculty, followed by a short interview. This takes place only after a potential candidate has applied for the program and received a formal invitation to campus. For application procedures or more information on the MFA programs, visit the Grad School website:  umt.edu/grad/Apply/. For specific questions about the MFA programs in Acting or Directing, including information on opportunities, funding, application, audition and interview, please contact John DeBoer: john.deboer@umontana.edu