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Hello from the University of Nevada, Reno!
UNR has a BA-Musical Theatre program!!
Our curriculum has fully considered the demands of all three fields contained in the degree (theatre, voice, and dance) in an effort to build competitive, triple-threat performers. We're a small program housed within a large university. Here you will receive a liberal arts education with conservatory-level training. With a smaller faculty and no graduate program, we offer our undergraduate students more one-on-one attention and an education that cultivates individualized learning. Our professors are working and practicing professionals. Their industry involvement ensures you will receive a relevant and current education. Additionally, the UNR Theatre and Dance Department's close relationship with the UNR Music Department allows easy access to many other classes and opportunities. We are devoted to nurturing your training and growth to not only help you reach your potential, but to exceed it!
Here’s a snapshot of what Musical Theatre at UNR looks like:
- A small program within a large university, maximum of 16 students in each cohort.
- Conservatory level training combined with R-1 university liberal arts degree
- 9:1 faculty to student ratio
- 3-6 productions annually balanced between plays, musicals, and dance productions, as well as performance opportunities outside the department (operas, music ensembles, community engagements)
- Student-centered individualized learning in a collaborative, holistic, cutting-edge learning environment
- Faculty composed of active industry professionals; directors, choreographers, and performers
- Low-cost, high caliber education - Tuition rates
- Easy access to Lake Tahoe and Reno while still residing on a true college campus
Here are some important things to know:
The BA Musical Theatre degree is an auditioned program. Acceptance to the musical theatre program is separate from acceptance to the university. To apply to UNR, click here – UNR Application.
TO RECEIVE MAXIMUM CONSIDERATION FOR ALL FORMS OF FINANCIAL AID, STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THEIR ACADEMIC APPLICATION BY JANUARY 1st. FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FINANCIAL AID IS FEBRUARY 1st.
NO PRE-SCREENS!! What you submit here is your audition. We may contact you for a follow-up interview or callback. UNR follows the Common Pre-Screen Guidelines. Select 'Start an Application' (above) for our BA Musical Theatre program to see our requirements for Video submission details. The deadline for video submission auditions is March 1st.
We're thrilled that you're interested in sharing your talent with us and we're just as excited to get to know you! So, if you can’t audition for us “live in living color” – we’d love to watch your videos and consider you from afar. You can do that here through Accept’d.
Questions? Do not hesitate to reach out. We wish you successful completion of your senior year, and we look forward to talking to you more!
~ Your UNR Musical Theatre Team
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