Show Auditions

Auditions for the regular season are held in early October for spring shows, and early April for fall shows. Specific information is posted on The UVU Theatrical Arts Facebook Page.

Theatre Student Handbook

Download the theatre student handbook for all information. You may print a copy for your use. This handbook includes degree information, audition information, and so much more. Download the Theatre Student Handbook today.

Meet with an advisor today

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.

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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 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.

Other academic-based scholarships are available through the university generally. For more information on these scholarships, please visit the UVU Financial Aid web site.

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 2019

You will find the application and a place to submit your video at the following link:  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 2, 2019.

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.

Applications are due by March 1, 2019

Admission to the BFA programs is determined though application and portfolio review. Admission to UVU is required prior to acceptance into any theatre program. Admission to the BFA program is not guaranteed. An annual portfolio review is required for continuation in the program.

Application Requirements

  • Meet with Theatre Arts Academic Advisor for BFA and BA plan
  • Complete application and resume
  • Statement of Purpose summarizing your reasons for wanting to pursue a BFA and a career in theatre
  • Transcripts
  • Sign up for Interview and portfolio Review
  • 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 can be presented in a physical or digital portfolio form.

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: Terry Petrie, Performance: Laurie Harrop-Purser, Design: Matt Taylor, La Beene, Steve Purdy, TYA: John Newman)
  2. Student gets written permission from Chair (to 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, they give a five minute powerpoint presentation covering the scope of their project. They also turn in a 10-15 page summation paper to their mentor in area of study.
  5. Mentor in area of study reports the appropriate grade to the Chair.