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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. To learn more about applying for admittance to the University of Montana, visit the UM Admissions website.

BFA THEATRE, Concentration in ACTING
Students formally apply for the BFA degree at the end of their third semester of study. BFA Auditions take place in late fall and consist of the performance of one contemporary monologue and one contemporary scene with a partner who is also participating in BFA Auditions. A formal headshot and resume are also required. BFA Auditions are performed in front of the full Performance & Practice faculty. After 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 Performance & Practice Program. To learn more about applying for admittance to the University of Montana, visit the UM Admissions website.

BFA THEATRE, Concentration in MUSICAL THEATRE
Students formally apply for the BFA degree at the end of their third semester of study. BFA Auditions take place in late fall and consist of the performance of one musical-theatre song excerpt and one contemporary scene with a partner who is also participating in BFA Auditions. A formal headshot and resume are also required. BFA Auditions are performed in front of the full Performance & Practice faculty. After Auditions, the faculty meet to discuss the songs 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 Performance & Practice Program. To learn more about applying for admittance to the University of Montana, visit the UM Admissions website.

MA THEATRE
Applications are not being accepted at this time. MA Theatre candidates are typically admitted to the program every three years. 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 program, visit the Grad School website. 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
Applications are not being accepted at this time. MFA Acting candidates are typically admitted to the program every three years. Students interested in applying 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 in Acting program, the School of Theatre & Dance prefers 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 Acting program, visit the Grad School website. For specific questions about the MFA Acting degree track, opportunities, and application recommendations, please contact Dr. Bernadette Sweeney: bernadette1.sweeney@umontana.edu..

MFA THEATRE, Area of Specialization in DIRECTING or MUSIC DIRECTION
Applications are being accepted for the MFA in Directing and the MFA in Music Direction for entrance into the program Fall 2021. Two MFA Directing and two MFA Music Direction candidates are typically admitted to the program every three years. Students interested in applying for the MFA in Directing or the MFA in Music Direction 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/Music Directing program, the School of Theatre & Dance prefers 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 application procedures or more information on the MFA Directing and MFA Music Direction programs, visit the Grad School website. Before initiating the online application, individuals must email umtheatredance@umontana.edu to express interest.