Prospective Students

It’s your time to shine

Want to be a part of making innovative, dynamic theatre? You’ve come to the right place.

The Department of Theatre at UNI offers a rich learning environment with many opportunities for students to develop as well-rounded theatre artists.

Together, we strive to engage students, audiences, community members, teachers and guest artists in diverse, innovative and captivating theatre that illuminates the human condition.

Our coursework and productions serve to prepare students for a life in the theatre, and to create a place for theatre in our students’ lives. Ready to join? Apply today!

What makes our department stand out?

11 performance opportunities each year

From mainstage shows to class performances and club productions – there's an opportunity for everyone to shine at UNI. 

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4 student-led theatre organizations  

Getting involved in a student organization is a great way to make connections with other students, build a network of professionals and to gain additional experiences in producing theatre.            

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Employment & Internships 

Outside of the classroom, our students are encouraged to gain additional experience working on campus in our costume and scenic studios. Plus we'll help connect you to and prepare you for professional internships throughout the year.  

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Go backstage with TheatreUNI – Cabaret, 2019

costumes designed by Jenn Sheshko-Wood for TheatreUNI's production of Cabaret
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Sign up for Scholarship Day!

Each year, the Department of Theatre awards over $45,000 in tuition scholarships to its majors – including nearly $23,000 to first year students. This is on top of the scholarships awarded by the university in general. 

To sign up you'll need:

  • a resume, including theatre training and production experience
  • a current photograph
  • high school transcript and test score information
  • two signed letters of recommendation
production shot from Legacy of Light

Be our guest – attend a free show!

One great way to get to know the department is to see a production.

All prospective UNI students are eligible for complimentary tickets to our productions. Contact the departmental office and identify yourself as a prospective student in order to arrange tickets for a performance. For a current listing of our shows, visit the TheatreUNI website, linked below.