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APPLY to Missouri State to Thrive in Your Career in the Arts

  • Receive extensive professional training along with a solid academic foundation.
  • Gain experience through our main-stage, community, and regional theatre productions.
  • Earn professional credits at historic Tent Theatre (our professional summer stock company) through our Equity Candidate Membership Program.
  • Benefit from the professional connections cultivated by our faculty and alumni network.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Missouri State University (MSU). We are excited to announce our online audition 2023 program audition dates for the BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre degrees. Any current MSU student who would like to audition for a BFA program should have their materials uploaded by November 11, 2022, for consideration into the Spring 2023 semester.


  • CAPW: August 3-7 
  • STAM: September 22-24 
  • TXeta: September 21-24 
  • PA UNIFIEDS: October 8-10 
  • CAP: November 10-13 
  • IA Thes: November 11-12 
  • TX Thes: November 12-19 
  • Moonfields: November 17-20 
  • MO Thes: January 4-7 
  • KS Thes: January 5-7 
  • IL Highschool Theatre Festival: January 12-14
  • Chicago Unifies: February 6-8 (Hyatt Regency--- 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601)
  • AR Thes: February 9-11  
  • ONLINE AUDITIONS: January 27-28; February 3-4, 17-18; March 4 


We will accept open applications for the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
  • Bachelor of Science in Theatre
  • Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education Application (no application or audition required)
  • BFA in Design, Technology, Stage Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Dance
  • Acting on Camera Certificate
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre


Please contact us at 417-836-4400 or email TheatreAndDance@MissouriState.edu or visit our website. For technical questions, please check out Acceptd's Support Help Desk.