Degrees

The UVU Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen offers the following degrees:

Auditions

Auditions for both 2016 scholarships and BFA (acting, musical theatre) programs are now finished. 2017 Scholarship/BFA auditions will take place Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Students can register for an audition time by emailing Dr. Christopher Clark

For scholarship auditions only:

please prepare two contrasting pieces, no longer than 90 seconds each. You may sing one of your pieces, but not both. An accompanist will be provided. Brianna Larson, the department academic advisor, will be available from 8:30-12:30 to meet with incoming freshmen.

BFA Auditions

Acting BFA: please prepare 3 contrasting monologues, no more than 90 seconds each. Prepare one song, no more than 90 seconds. For the preliminary audition, you will choose 2 of your four pieces to perform. No Shakespeare, please. Your third piece, and possibly your song, will be asked for at callbacks.

Musical Theater BFA: please prepare 2 contrasting songs and 2 contrasting monologues, no more than 90 seconds each. For the preliminary audition, you will choose 1 of your songs and your monologue. Your second song will be asked for at callbacks on February 16th, from 4-8pm. One of your song choices should be from the golden age.

There will be timer and we will stop you at 90 seconds.

An accompanist will be provided.

For callbacks we will combine both disciplines and begin with a movement audition. Be prepared to move with appropriate clothing, shoes, etc. Dance shoes are not required. Following the movement audition, we will ask each student for one additional audition piece and spend a short period of time coaching with each student.

Scholarships

The Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen offers several types of scholarships – called tuition waivers – to worthy freshmen, transfer, and continuing students who officially declare themselves Theatre majors.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Application for all tuition waivers awarded through the Department is by audition (for performance students) or by interview (for design/technical students). A departmental application form is required for all tuition waivers. This form can be obtained by contacting the Department Chair, Christopher Clark: clarkch@uvu.edu

Auditions/interviews are scheduled each spring for the following Fall. For students entering school Spring semester, please contact Christopher Clark: clarkch@uvu.edu

All students are required to sign an award contract, agreeing to the provisions by which the tuition waiver is awarded. Failure to meet the requirements stipulated in the contract will result in departmental probation, forfeiture of the waiver, and/or the possible repayment of the award amount to the institution.

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE TUITION WAIVER
A minimum 2.0 GPA and a score of 18 on the ACT (incoming freshmen) are required unless otherwise stated. The award amount varies with the maximum being full-tuition for one or two semesters. This waiver is not renewable but may be reapplied for. Residents and no n-residents may apply; however, non-residents will only be awarded the equivalent of Resident tuition. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS TUITION WAIVER ONLINE. Use the departmental application form instead.

DEAN'S MERIT TUITION WAIVER
A minimum 2.5 GPA and a score of 20 on the ACT (incoming freshmen) are required unless otherwise stated. The award amount will vary with the maximum being full-tuition for one or two semesters. This tuition waiver is not renewable but may be reapplied for. Utah residency is required. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS TUITION WAIVER ONLINE. Use the departmental application form instead.

FLORENCE BULLOCK RAGAN TUITION WAIVER
This is a privately-funded award. Preference is given to students with financial need. A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required for consideration. Award amount will vary and can be awarded for one or two semesters; however, in no case will the award be equivalent to a full-tuition waiver. This tuition waiver is not renewable but may be reapplied for. Residents and non-residents may apply. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS TUITION WAIVER ONLINE. Use the departmental application form instead.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS
Other academic-based scholarships are available through the university generally. For more information on these scholarships, please visit the UVU Financial Aid web site at http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/