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School of Theatre

Musical Theatre (BFA)

First-year Applicant

  1. Apply to Penn State | Priority Deadline - November 30
    • A complete undergraduate application includes application, high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores.
    • Offers of admission are made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
    • The decision is based both on acceptable academic credentials and a successful audition.
  2. Upload Required Materials and Audition
    • Recommended between September 1 and November 30
    • All prescreen materials must be submitted by January 7. If invited to audition, the audition must be scheduled by February 1.
    • University Park Audition Dates:
      • December 3, 2016
      • January 14, 2017
      • February 4, 2017
      • February 18, 2017
    • New York City Audition Dates:
      • January 21 - 22, 2017
    • Chicago Audition Dates:
      • February 6 - 9, 2017
    • Los Angeles Dates:
      • February 11 - 12, 2017

Transfer/Advanced Standing

  1. Apply to Penn State
  2. Upload Required Materials and Audition
    • Recommended between September 1 and November 30
    • All prescreen materials must be submitted by January 7. If invited to audition, the audition must be scheduled by February 1.
    • University Park Audition Dates:
      • December 3, 2016
      • January 14, 2017
      • February 4, 2017
      • February 18, 2017
    • New York City Audition Dates:
      • January 21 - 22, 2017
    • Chicago Audition Dates:
      • February 6 - 9, 2017
    • Los Angeles Dates:
      • February 11 - 12, 2017

Change of Major

  1. Consult with academic adviser
    • Need ≥ 2.0 CUM GPA
  2. Upload Required Materials and Audition
    • Recommended between September 1 and November 30
    • All prescreen materials must be submitted by January 7. If invited to audition, the audition must be scheduled by February 1.
  3. University Park Audition Dates:
    • December 3, 2016
    • January 14, 2017
    • February 4, 2017
    • February 18, 2017

Change of Major and Change of Campus

  1. Consult with academic adviser
    • Need ≥ 2.0 CUM GPA
  2. Upload Required Materials and Audition
    • Recommended between September 1 and November 30
    • All prescreen materials must be submitted by January 7. If invited to audition, the audition must be scheduled by February 1.
  3. University Park Audition Dates:
    • December 3, 2016
    • January 14, 2017
    • February 4, 2017
    • February 18, 2017

814-863-6819 - Shannon Ritter - 116 Theatre Building - shannon@psu.edu

What do I click?

  • First-Year Applicant: I just graduated from high school and/or have not completed more than 17 college credits after graduating.
  • Transfer/Advanced Standing: I have completed 18 or more credits at another university and want to transfer to Penn State.
  • Change of Major: I am a current Penn State student attending the University Park campus.
  • Change of Major and Change of Campus: I am a current Penn State student attending a campus other than University Park.