Musical Theatre B.F.A. Requirements 2018-2019

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After August 1, 2018:

Apply for admission online at HTTP://ADMISSIONS.PSU.EDU. Priority consideration for freshmen admission to University Park is given to complete applications filed by November 30. Your application must be complete (submitted online, and your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores are here) to receive a prescreen decision. Log into your MYPENNSTATE account to check your application status.

TO RECEIVE MAXIMUM CONSIDERATION FOR ALL FORMS OF FINANCIAL AID, STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THEIR ACADEMIC APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 30, AND AUDITION PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2019.

Auditioning for Penn State’s Musical Theatre program is a two-step process:
Step 1: All students interested in auditioning for the Musical Theatre B.F.A. must submit the following via digital upload HERE.
- Headshot/Photo
- Resume
Video Requirements: 
- Acting: A memorized monologue no longer than one minute from a contemporary script.
- Voice: Two contrasting vocal pieces (no longer than one minute each). 
o One ballad, one uptempo. One of your songs must be written prior to 1970. Please use live or recorded accompaniment.
- Dance: 30-60 seconds of dance, in whatever dance discipline you are most comfortable with: tap, jazz, ballet, modern, African, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary.  No barre work.  Please stick to vocabulary and steps you are familiar with and can execute well. We just want to see where you are in your dance training. Give us a minute of what will show us YOU through your dance. 
- OPTIONAL "Wildcard" Video - What else would you like us to know about you? What makes you unique? 

SUBMIT YOUR PRESCREEN

PRESCREEN NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE MADE ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:
PRESCREEN SUBMITTED AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 30 -- WILL RECEIVE DECISION BY OCTOBER 12
PRESCREEN SUBMITTED OCTOBER 1- NOVEMBER 30 -- WILL RECEIVE DECISION BY JANUARY 7
PRESCREEN SUBMITTED AFTER NOVEMBER 30 -- WILL RECEIVE DECISIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS


Step 2: Students who are invited to audition in person should prepare the following:
- A one minute monologue from a contemporary American or British script. (No dialects, please)
- Two contrasting vocal selections (no longer than one minute each) - One ballad, one uptempo. One selection must be written prior to 1970.
* This can be the same material you submitted for your video pre-screen or it can be completely different.

Students who audition in person should also be prepared to dance. All in person auditions include ballet and jazz dance components. 

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Musical Theatre B.F.A. On-Campus Audition Dates: 2018-2019 (MORE INFO)
DECEMBER 1, 2018
DECEMBER 8, 2018
JANUARY 26, 2019
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Musical Theatre B.F.A. Unified Audition Dates: 2019 (MORE INFO)
New York, NY - January 19-20, 2019
Chicago, IL - February 4-7, 2019
Los Angeles, CA - February 9-10, 2019

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