Support and Scholarships


Students in the Master of Fine Arts programs in Acting and Directing are supported through a combination of assistantships and scholarships. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Performance Theory and Criticism or Teaching are eligible to apply for a limited number of reader and teaching-assistantships.


Incoming students interested in studying acting at the University of Montana are eligible to audition for scholarships, a few of which are awarded in person each year during the Montana State Thespian Festival.

Scholarships as well as other achievement awards are handed out by the faculty and staff to continuing students in May at the annual School picnic.

Details about applying for Theatre & Dance scholarship opportunities are found on our general Scholarship page.