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 Lisa Hagen

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.

BFA Auditions

As of Fall 2017, students interested in applying to the Acting or Musical Theater BFA program will need to submit a video of themselves performing required material (see below), and an application form by January 8th 2018

You will find the application and a place to submit your video at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/dq0RB7NFvoBxgboC2.  Applicants will need a FREE GOOGLE ACCOUNT to access the form and submit your videos.

Once these videos are reviewed a limited number of candidates will be invited to an in-person audition on UVU campus.  The in-person audition will take place the first Saturday in February.  This year that date is February 3, 2018.

Acting BFA video requirements

Please prepare:

  • 2 monologues that are contrasting in style and energy. NO SHAKESPEARE monologues will be accepted.  Each monologue should be no longer than 1 min.
  • 1 song that shows us your vocal and acting ability. The song can be from a musical or a pop song.  The song should be no longer than 90 seconds in length.

Musical Theater BFA video requirements

Please Prepare:

  • 2 songs that are contrasting in style and energy. One song should be from a musical or movie written before 1967/Golden age piece.  Each song selection should be no longer than 90 seconds.
  • 1 monologue that shows us your acting ability. The monologue should be no longer than 1 min.

The entire video should be no longer than 5 min in length.

In-Person Audition

If you are invited to the in-person audition on campus you will receive an email that will have room number and other pertinent information.  This audition will run from 9:00am – 1:00pm. 

Please Prepare:

  • Audition material you sent in the video
  • Headshot and Resume
  • Another song/monologue if you choose.
  • Be prepared to move, as we will take you through a short movement combination. Dance shoes are not required.

An accompanist will be provided.

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, Lisa Hagen: LisaH@uvu.edu

Auditions/interviews are scheduled each spring for the following Fall. For students entering school Spring semester, please contact Lisa Hagen: LisaH@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/