Student Information

Current students can access departmental announcements, calendar, and production information on the callboard in the GT Midzone and on the department Microsoft Teams Team. Email the theatre department administrator, Curtis Cluff, to get added to the Team.

BFA Auditions & Applications


Advising & Registration

UVU School of the arts has a great team of academic advisors to make sure you are prepared for your college journey. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor often to make sure they are on track for graduation. The Theatre advisors can help you register for classes and are able to answer any questions you may have about being a theatre major.

Find your Academic Advisor



Theatre Study Abroad

Academic Resources

Academic Tutoring



Student Success & Wellbeing

We care about student health, wellbeing, and success. There are many resources available to students at UVU. If you need help finding the support system you need, please reach out.

Student Health Services

Mental Health Services

Accessibility Services

Food and Housing Assistance

First Generation Students

Multicultural Student Services

Student Organizations

Connect with other students and get involved in the life of the department by joining a student organization:

Theatre Arts Guild (TAG)

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

Safety and Anti-Harassment



Communicating Concerns 

Report and Support


The Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen offers several types of scholarships - called tuition wavers - to freshmen, transfer, and continuing students who officially declare themselves theatre majors.


Application for all tuition waivers awarded through the Department is completed through the central UVU scholarship system. A filmed audition or digital portfolio may be requested through that system for some scholarships.

The form should be completed in the Spring for scholarships effective for the following year.

UVU Scholarship ApplicationS


Other academic-based scholarships are available through the university generally.  Click below for more information on these scholarships.

UVU Financial Aid web site

Criteria for “School of Arts – Theatre” Scholarships

All Applicants need to follow these criteria. Further below are the specific criteria for each program.

  • Students for resident, NRP, and NRRP scholarships must apply at the scholarship applications link above, paying close attention to any applicable due dates.
  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 CGPA when they apply and maintain that for the term of the scholarship. They must also carry at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • All scholarships are for one year only and can only pay up to a maximum of full in-state tuition (no fees or other expenses) and cannot “stack” with other university scholarships.
  • Address questions to the department chair via email.

BFA Acting students


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

BFA Musical Theatre students

Prepare a video audition with:

  • 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, no longer than 1 minute, that shows us your acting ability.

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

BFA Design students

Portfolios should consist of 10 examples or more of designs, artwork, class work or other items that would demonstrate talent, academic ability and potential for success. All Portfolio examples should have been executed within the last two years and should be presented in digital portfolio form.

BA Theatre Arts

Students should submit a portfolio of up to 8 pages of materials representing theatre projects you have completed in the department or community and/or projects you plan to complete during the 2020-2021 academic year. This may include any combination of writing and images. Samples might include descriptions of a directing concept with visuals, a synopsis and short sample of a script or screenplay you have written, a description with visuals of a dramaturgy project, a description with visuals of a theatre project involving children and youth, a description of a student film or film research project, or a strategic plan for creating a theatre company.

BS Theatre Education

Students should submit a portfolio of up to 8 pages of materials. This might include a statement of teaching philosophy, a description with visuals of a theatre project with secondary school students, a sort lesson plan, or an annotated plan for a secondary school production season. Alternatively, students may submit a 5-minute video of them teaching a theatre class they planned.

Senior Projects

If you are ready to do a Senior Project, please refer to the following process:

  1. Student clears their proposed project with faculty mentor in area of study. (Writing/Dramaturgy: Janine Knighton, Directing: John Newman, Performance: Laurie Harrop-Purser, Design: La Beene, TYA: John Newman)
  2. Student gets written permission from the department chair to your advisor to receive override to sign up for credits.
  3. Student completes the proposed project and has regular meetings with their mentor in area of study.
  4. During the final faculty meeting of the semester, the student gives a 5-minute PowerPoint presentation covering the scope of their project. They also turn in a 10-15 page summation paper to their Senior Project faculty mentor.
  5. The faculty mentor will report the appropriate grade to the department chair.