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

  • Receive extensive professional training in one of our BFA, BA, or BS programs.  
  • Gain experience through our main-stage, second-stage, senior showcases, films, and our many touring and student performance groups.  
  • Earn professional credits at our professional summer theatre (Tent Theatre) or on one of our affiliate film projects.  
  • Benefit from the professional connections cultivated through 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 2023-2024 in-person and virtual audition/interview dates.

Degree Programs 

We are accepting applications for the following degree programs:  

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

 Audition/Interview Dates 

  • Pittsburgh Unifieds: Oct. 6-8, 2023 (in-person) 
  • Transfer Auditions: Nov. 3, 2023 (MSU in-person and virtual options) 
  • MTCA: TBD (virtual) 
  • CAPS (St. Louis): Nov. 9-12, 2023 (in-person)
  • Texas Thespians (Grapevine): Nov 15-18, 2023 (in-person)
  • Moonifieds (Dallas): Nov. 16-19, 2023 (in-person)
  • Missouri Thespian Conference (Kansas City): Jan. 4-6, 2024 (in-person, must be a conference registrant) 
  • Kansas Thespian Conference (Wichita): Jan 4-6, 2024 (in-person) 
  • Missouri State University Virtual: Jan. 26-27
  • Chicago Unifieds: Feb. 5-8, 2024 (in-person at Grace Place Episcopal Church of Chicago: 637 S Dearborn St Chicago Illinois 60605). 
  • Arkansas Thespians (Jonesboro): Feb 8-10, 2024 (in-person) 
  • Missouri State University Virtual: Feb. 10, 2024
  • Missouri State University, In-Person: Feb. 16-17, 2024 
    • Each day will begin with a welcome at 8am. Please plan to arrive for the welcome and stay until the end of the day. 
  • Missouri State University Virtual: Feb. 23-24, 2024 

If you have any issues scheduling your audition, please message us through Acceptd.
Applicant audition/interview priority deadline is February 24, 2024. After that date, applicants/candidates must submit an audition video via Acceptd for admission consideration. Final deadline for consideration is May 1, 2024.  

* Dance Audition Info
BFA dance auditions and BS applications are by online application. If you would like to set up an in-person audition, please email the dance area coordinator.  

** Acting on Camera Certificate Program
Please submit a video audition submission via Acceptd. 

  • For Spring 2024 Admission: Submission deadline is November 17, 2023 
  • For Fall 2024 Admission: Submission deadline is April 1, 2024.  

*** BFA Musical Theatre Audition instructions
To fully understand our audition process, please review the Musical Theatre Audition Information
Musical Theatre at Missouri State University follows the Musical Theatre Common Prescreen Guidelines. While we do not currently conduct prescreening, we utilize these guidelines in our audition process.

Before submitting your application, please visit the link, scroll, and read all instructions under "Requirements & Guidelines". 
  • Songs: Select Option A or Option B 
  • Monologue: Select Option A
  • Dance: Required
  • Ballet: Optional
  • Wildcard: Optional