Colleges, Universities, and Exhibitors
Information on the colleges and universities participating in the Utah Theatre Association conference.
Brigham Young University
Theatre and Media Arts site https://tma.byu.edu/
Financial aid https://tma.byu.edu/financial-aid-opportunities/
TMA Season https://arts.byu.edu/byu-tma-season-22-23/
General Application info https://enrollment.byu.edu/admissions
Admission deadline: December 15, 2022 at https://enrollment.byu.edu/admissions/application-checklist-2
Admission fee: $35
Degrees offered: BA-Theatre Education (K-12), BA Theatre Arts Studies, BFA Acting, BFA Music, Dance Theatre, BA Media Arts Studies
Scholarship opportunities: These scholarships are TMA specific but there are also links to the other University scholarships on this page: https://tma.byu.edu/financial-aid-opportunities/. Also, the TMA department has authorized us to offer a few application fee scholarships if we find outstanding students during the presentations or auditions.
Admission deadline: Ongoing, but of course, the sooner the better!
Admission fee: $0
Degrees offered: Associate of Arts degrees in Theatre Performance (Acting), Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre and Dance
Scholarship opportunities: Casper College will be looking to offer scholarships in all four degree areas! These scholarships are in the form of Activity Awards, and have minimal G.P.A. requirements. Students accepted to Casper College will also be eligible for all federal grants and other scholarships for which they qualify.
Casper College Theatre and Dance is accredited by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF THEATRE and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF DANCE. The degrees offered prepare students to transfer to 4-year institutions throughout the United States. Located in Casper, Wyoming, the department produces 4 main season productions each year including at least one major Musical and one major Dance productions.
Idaho State University
Admission deadline: February 15 (for scholarship consideration)
Admission fee: $50
Degrees offered: BA - Theatre
Scholarship opportunities: A variety of talent based scholarships, as well as in state tuition waivers are available.
Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts offers undergraduate coursework in theatre through the Department of Theatre and Dance; Offering a Bachelor of Arts Degree as well as a Minor in Theatre, with various emphases including performance, design, and technical work. The well-rounded and innovative curriculum is structured to provide a rich mixture of academic, design, and performance courses, coupled with a broad array of electives. This degree enables students to tailor their program of study to their interests within the profession. Theatrical productions range from classics to contemporary, from intimate to large-scale, and from student-directed to faculty produced.
The goal of the ISU Theatre and Dance department is to support all students in obtaining a level of achievement appropriate to entry-level professionals in their specialty areas. The Department of Theatre is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
Our program is housed in the Nationally ranked Stephens Performing Arts Center and is comprised of roughly 65 majors/minors and 8 full time, 2 part time faculty members.
Fort Lewis College
Theatre Link: https://www.fortlewis.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/performing-arts-department/theatre/theatre-home
Musical Theatre Link: https://www.fortlewis.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/performing-arts-department/theatre/majors-programs/musical-theatre-major
Admission deadline: Rolling Admission
Admission Link: https://www.fortlewis.edu/admission/first-year-students/first-year-students-home
Degrees offered: BA-Theatre Performance, BA Theatre-Technology & Production, BA - Musical Theatre
Scholarship opportunities: https://www.fortlewis.edu/tuition-aid/scholarships/scholarships-home
Theatre Scholarships: Theatre & Musical Theatre performance scholarships are awarded at on-campus audition dates and video submissions once students have been accepted to the school.
Salt Lake Community College
Admission deadline: Rolling
Admission fee: $40
Degrees offered: Associates degree in Theatre: Acting or Technical Theatre tracks. Additional areas of focus in Musical Theatre and Costume Design. Related degrees also available in Film Production, Audio, and Radio.
Scholarship opportunities: College wide scholarship application available at https://www.slcc.edu/scholarships/ deadline March 1st for Fall semester. Performing arts scholarships also available based on audition at the beginning of each semester.
Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body. We serve all ages and interests with flexible scheduling and an exceptional range of academic and career-oriented options.
SLCC offers Associate’s degrees in both performance and technical theatre tracks. In addition, students have the opportunity to work closely with other programs including Dance, Music, Media Technology, Photography, Journalism, and SLCC’s state-of-the-art Film program. A superb faculty—and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:20—means our students get personal attention from exceptional academic and vocational professionals.
This is a place where high school graduates can take their first step into higher education and later transfer to a 4-year school, and where students can learn training and skills to take them directly into the field.
Southern Utah University
Admission deadline: Dec 1 is priority deadline for academic scholarships, Mar 1 is deadline for scholarships, May 1 is deadline for admission
Admission fee: $0
Degrees offered: BA/BS Theatre Arts, BA/BS Theatre Education, BFA- Acting, BFA- Musical Theatre, BFA- Theatre Design and Production, BA/BS Dance, BA/BS Dance Education
Scholarship opportunities: Scholarships available for talent and academics from the department, University academic scholarships - https://www.suu.edu/finaid/scholarships.html
Our department exists to nurture and challenge the creative process of arts and culture. We do this through experiential learning, discovery, collaboration, advocacy, and artistry. We are building a future with a sustainable mindset of art creation. Our department will serve as a cultural hub advancing and advocating for experimentation in form and content with inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice guiding our work. Our student focus is displayed through superior teaching and personalized mentoring; our classroom encompasses the studio, the stage, and the technical laboratory.
University of Utah
Admission deadline: The University’s early action application deadline is December 1st, which is recommended for all students, especially those applying for financial aid. You must apply to the University of Utah by this early action date to be considered for Merit Scholarships and complete FAFSA* to be considered for Need-Based Scholarships. Applications for fall semester must be in by April 1st. https://theatre.utah.edu/students/prospective-students/admissions-auditions-2021
Admission fee: $55 (University) / (Waived audition fee for the Department and UTA)
Degrees offered: BFA Actor Training Program, BFA Musical Theatre Program, BFA Performing Arts Design Program (Set, Lighting, Sound, Costume, Hair & Makeup), BFA Stage Management, BFA Theatre Teaching, BA Theatre Studies
Scholarship opportunities: Each year our department nominates a recipient from UTA for the Utah Flagship scholarship, $5,000 a year for up to 4 academic years. https://www.finearts.utah.edu/students/item/888-utah-flagship-scholarship?highlight=WyJmbGFnc2hpcCJd
Our programs enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the discipline of theatre—its processes, its products, and its unique ability to capture with depth and passion the truths of human experience. Each of our Degree Programs combines a rigorous, exciting theatre core with specialized courses that provide the freedom and flexibility for each student to meet his or her personal goals.
Learn more about our Areas of Study: https://theatre.utah.edu/students/programs
Utah State University
Admission deadline: For Freshmen, priority admission deadline, March 1, 2022; final deadline, August 1, 2022
Admission fee: $50
Degrees offered: B.F.A. in Acting, Design/Tech, or Theatre Education (certification); B.A. in General Theatre Studies, Minor in Theatre Arts.
Scholarship opportunities: Campus academic scholarships (deadline for application Jan. 10, 2022), Department and College scholarships, University scholarships via USU Financial Aid/FAFSA.
Utah State University's Department of Theatre Arts is a nationally accredited (N.A.S.T.) training institution with pre-professional B.F.A. degrees offered in Acting, all areas of Design/Tech, and Theatre Education. Students leave the B.F.A. programs fully trained and ready to commence their professional careers. The curriculum of each degree includes a capstone project designed to bridge the gap between training and the professional arena. Small class sizes guarantee concentrated individual attention by professors who are practicing professionals. The B.A. degree and Minor also prepare theatre practitioners for the professional world, as well as incorporating the interdisciplinary and liberal arts studies necessary to creating the life of an artist in a world that needs creative processes to address a complex and evolving global environment.
Utah State University Eastern
Admission deadline: Open enrollment - no admission deadline, Scholarship deadline August 1
Admission fee: $50
Degrees offered: Associate of Art in Theatre - new degree approved fall 2021
Scholarship opportunities: Scholarships are awarded based on interview/audition. To schedule an interview or audition please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Utah Tech University
Admission deadline: March 1st for financial aid eligibility
Admission fee: $35 - or FREE with waiver, contact us!
BA/BS in Theatre – Generalist Emphasis
BA/BS in Theatre – Acting Emphasis
BA/BS in Theatre – Design/Technical Emphasis
BA/BS in Theatre – Directing Emphasis
BA/BS in Theatre – Theatre Education Emphasis, with Secondary Education Licensure
BA/BS in Integrated Studies – Theatre Emphasis
Classical Acting Certificate
Costume Studies Certificate
Scenic Studies Certificate
Lighting & Sound for Theatre & Film Certificate
Scholarship opportunities: Variety
Contact Chelsea.Richards@utahtech.edu at Utah Tech for audition and program information.
Utah Valley University
Degrees offered: BFA in Acting, Musical Theatre, or Technical Design, BA in Theatre Arts, BS in Theatre Education, Associate Degrees
Scholarship opportunities: We do have a small amount of scholarships we award specifically for incoming freshmen in each of our major degree areas.
Weber State University
Degrees offered: Majors available: BA in Musical Theatre, BA in Theatre Arts (Focus options include acting/directing, design/technical theatre, and generalist), BA in Theatre Arts Teaching. Minors available: Teaching Minor in Theatre Arts, Theatre Art Minor.
Western Wyoming Community College
Admission deadline: Priority deadline is April 1 for out-of-state students.
Admission fee: $0
Degrees offered: AA in Musical Theatre, AA in Multidisciplinary Studies (for theatre, theatre education, etc.)
Scholarship opportunities: Yes, both musical theatre scholarship and out-of-state academic scholarships, in addition to paid internships.
Our program offers the Associate of Arts in Musical Theatre, as well as the Associate of Arts in Multi-disciplinary Studies for students interested in combining theatre studies with other interests. Our faculty and invited professional guest artists are focused on mentoring students in the collaboration, communication, and performance skills necessary for success in the theatrical profession. Our students learn foundational principles, and develop skills through hands-on training in classes, rehearsals and performances every semester, transferring successfully to four-year programs.
Admission deadline: December 1, 2021: Early Action Deadline. After December 1, application and financial aid decisions are made on a rolling basis. If you complete your application after the early action deadline, you can expect to hear back from the Office of Admissions within 3 weeks.
Admission fee: $0
Degrees offered: B.A. Theatre, B.F.A. Acting, B.F.A. Production and Design, Theatre Minor, Musical Theatre Minor
Scholarship opportunities: Westminster College Theatre offers talent scholarships supported by generous donors committed to student success and artistry. Talent scholarships stack on top of merit and need based scholarships.
The Theatre Arts program at Westminster College is dedicated to creating the academic and artistic contexts that help you master various aspects of theatrical work, investigate how theatre impacts and is informed by culture and community, and cultivate healthy habits that facilitate powerful theatre work.
Applications to the college are reviewed holistically on the basis of a student’s demonstrated academic preparation, motivation, and potential for success at Westminster. Academic preparation, which includes both coursework and grades, is most important. The submission of standardized test scores is optional. Other measures, including essays, extracurricular activities and accomplishments, and recommendations are given consideration and may be requested by the Office of Admission as supporting evidence of academic preparedness, motivation, or potential for success.
Westminster College seeks to provide equal access for people with disabilities to its programs, services, and activities. Please contact Disability Services at 801.832.2272 (TTY 832.2286) if you require admission information in an alternative format or if you need other accommodations.