Eight to ten graduate students are admitted to SDSU’s MFA Musical Theatre Program every two years. All applicants must audition for acceptance into the program, either in person or by video audition and Skype interview.
The SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film is unique in its audition/interview process for the MFA Musical Theatre Program. The MFA candidate has the opportunity to audition for the MFA faculty, as well as interview with them, in order to demonstrate his/her abilities as a musical-theatre artist-scholar. We invite our candidates to come to SDSU in order to meet the faculty/staff and current students of the MFA Musical Theatre Program, as well as see the campus and attend classes. The audition/interview requirements are as follows:
Acting: 2 contrasting contemporary monologues (3 minutes maximum)
Singing: 2 contrasting songs that show vocal range and style (3 minutes maximum)
The entire acting/singing audition should not exceed 6 minutes.
Dancing: a group combination will be taught
An accompanist will be provided (no a cappella singing or taped music is allowed)
The faculty will speak with applicants individually about their academic and performance experience, immediate and long-term goals, and expectations of the program. The candidate will have the opportunity to ask questions of the MFA faculty and current class about the program, university, and community.
Next application period opens October 1, 2013.
Auditions will be held in San Diego during February/March 2014.
Next MFA class (SDSU MFA Class of 2016) begins Fall 2014.