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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BFA Program

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Department LogoAuditions for BFA actors and musical theatre students, and interviews/portfolio reviews for design/technical students, are held twice a year: In the spring in conjunction with Talent Grant auditions (usually the last Saturday of February or first Saturday of March), and the week before classes begin in the fall (usually that Thursday afternoon). Applications may be submitted at any time and will be held until the next regularly scheduled auditions, at which time applicants will be contacted. Personal auditions are required for admission to the BFA program.

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Please Attach:

  • A resume with all theatre experience beginning with your junior year in high school. List in chronological order (beginning with the most recent).
  • A 150-word essay telling us why you want the BFA degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher, another from a director/designer with whom you have worked (if not attached, please note when it will be received by us). Please note: Currents students need not supply letters of recommendation.

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Audition Information

For the Acting Track:
  • 90-second comedic monologue
  • 90-second dramatic monologue
  • 32-bar musical selection from a ballad
For Musical Theatre Track:
  • 90-second comedic monologue
  • 90-second dramatic monologue
  • Up to 64 bars from a ballad
  • Up to 64 bars from an uptempo song
  • A movement audition (come prepared to move)

I hereby apply for an audition/interview for admission to the BFA degree in Theatre & Dance:

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