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At University of Northwestern – St. Paul, we strive to embrace the artist in every student, foster the growth of the individual, and bring to light their creative gifts. We believe that we glorify the ultimate Creator when we, in His likeness, create theatre to represent and mirror life. “God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold, loving and sensible.” – II Timothy 1:7

At UNW, you are able to receive Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in Theatre. Sharpen your skills in a comprehensive theatre program with coursework in acting, directing, design, history, stage management, playwriting, dance, musical theatre, improv, and more! Build your résumé for a lifetime in the arts.

Scholarships for incoming Theatre Majors and Minors are awarded through a scholarship audition process. The upcoming in-person audition dates for the Traditional Students arriving on campus in Fall 2023 are November 12, 2022 and March 18, 2023. Applicants have a choice to audition in-person on the previously mentioned dates or submit virtually to be reviewed as soon as possible. Auditions on November 12, 2022, and March 18, 2023, will be held throughout the day, and applicants and their guests will be invited to a complimentary performance of Little Women or Anything Goes, respectively. Applicants can choose between a Performance Audition or a Technical/Design Portfolio/Interview.

 We encourage students to apply and audition as early as possible. The application fee is waived through November 1, 2022.

Contact information:
UNW Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55113

Phone: 651-286-7536

For technical questions, please check out our Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk

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