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The Department of Theatre at MSU was developed in 1968. The department is challenging the traditional in order to create something new, unique and fresh. We are doing things differently! Our one of a kind self-selected undergraduate education (School of Choice) benefits from graduate mentors of our highly regarded artist/educator Master of Fine Arts programs. With the most advanced stage technology we allow designers the opportunity to defy conventional design. With focused-based theatre studies courses that surround today’s most pressing topics we challenge the traditional survey teaching model. Through forward-thinking acting classes we embrace media at its core. Our adventurous programs like the New Musical Laboratory in collaboration with Wharton Center develops new trailblazing musicals with today’s most promising artists.

UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONPlease apply to Michigan State University via the Common App in order to be offered a scholarship. You can find out more about MSU admission requirements here.
The Department of Theatre application for Fall 2024 will close on March 1, 2024.   

There is a $35 application fee for each Acceptd application submitted due at the time of application. Fee waivers are available for students who meet one of the indicators of economic need as outlined on the Common Application. Please contact Acceptd Support (support@getacceptd.com) to receive a fee waiver prior to submitting your application.

The Department offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in:

In addition, the Department offers a Bachelor of Theatre Arts degree as well as academic Minors in Music Theatre, Theatre, Dance,  and Arts and Cultural Administration.

To learn more about our program and what we offer, please be sure to check out our main website for specific admission requirements.


We encourage prospective students to attend one of our IN-PERSON audition/portfolio review/interview days if at all possible. 


February 3, 2024 - COMPLETED

February 17, 2024  - FULL - email for waitlist after completing your application.
542 Auditorium Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824