Audition Information

  • Students perform a scene from a play.

    We Measure Our Success One Student at a Time

    Theater, dance, and musical theater majors must be accepted by both the admissions office and the department. Departmental acceptance requires an audition or portfolio review. Each student will audition or present their work at a Fine Arts Day.

    Prospective students with an exceptional academic record and a love of learning in community should look into the Cook Honors College, where many of our students have thrived.

    Theater, Dance, and Musical Theater Audition Dates

    Register to Audition

    Once you have applied to IUP and have chosen one of our majors, you will receive an invitation to register for an audition date. Auditions are part of our Fine Arts Days program and are required for acceptance into all of our major programs.

    Audition Dates for Fall 2020 Admission

    • Saturday, November 16, 2019 
    • Monday, December 9, 2019 
    • Monday, February 17, 2020 
    • Saturday, February 22, 2020 
    • Monday, April 6, 2020  

    If you have questions regarding the Fine Arts Days auditions, please contact Terri Williams, department secretary, at 724-357-2965 or

    Programs of Study

    We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in three areas. Each degree offers both breadth and depth, allowing for exploration and concentrated study. Our interdisciplinary degrees offer flexibility across strong, nationally accredited programs.

    Proudly Accredited by NAST

    Since 1995, our theater programs have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theater, and its FAQ page is a good resource for thinking about majoring in theater in higher education.

    We are a creative community where faculty and students teach, learn, and create together.

    “The first day you set foot in our program, you begin working on yourself as an artist and begin discovering new talents and abilities by practicing within a professionally modeled theater or dance company.”

    —Brian Jones, Chair, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance