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What you need to know about applying to Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance

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Admission & Auditions

An audition or portfolio review is not required for admission to study in the Department. Any student admitted to Muhlenberg College may declare a major or take classes in the Theatre & Dance Department.

However, students with strong skills are encouraged to audition. A good audition will improve your chances of being admitted to the College, and an audition and interview or portfolio review is required for applicants who wish to be considered for talent-based scholarship awards.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus in order to engage with faculty and students, tour the facilities, visit academic classes, and see the production work.

Auditions and interviews are held on campus from September through February. Students who live more than 200 miles from Allentown may submit a videotape audition, have a telephone interview, or submit a portfolio by mail.

Read more about auditions and interviews for the Theatre Program and the Dance Program.

Applying to Muhlenberg

Admission to Muhlenberg College is highly competitive. For detailed information about college admission, please visit the Muhlenberg Admissions website.

The deadline for application, both early decision and regular decision, is Feb. 15. If you are sure that you want to attend Muhlenberg, we encourage you to apply early decision. If you are planning to apply early decision and you wish to hold an interview and audition, you should do so by Dec. 15.

Meet a Theatre Representative

You can meet a representative of Muhlenberg's nationally ranked theatre program at college fairs around the country.

A list of next year's events will be posted here when it becomes available.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Muhlenberg is designed to be a resource for families of all income levels. In addition to the College's student aid funds, the Department offers the following special financial aid programs.

The Baker Scholarships in the Arts and Muhlenberg Talent Grants award from $1,000 to $4,000 per year on the basis of an audition and/or interview with the staff of the department and references from theatre or dance teachers. These scholarships are renewable on the basis of continued participation in the programs of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Students who qualify for a Work-Study grant may apply for a work-study position in the administrative office, scene shop, or costume shop. These grants are awarded in return for up to ten hours work per week as a carpenter, electrician, stitcher, box office associate, marketing associate, or dance studio assistant. Students interested in a work-study position should contact General Manager Jess Bien at the very beginning of the semester: bien@muhlenberg.edu or 484-664-3087.


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If you encounter problems submitting this form, please contact Scott Snyder at scottsnyder@muhlenberg.edu

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