More frustrating news: SDSU, which is a two year program, has also only just closed applications. Doing the math once again, it looks like their next application wave will begin in 2011 for classes starting in 2012.
New World School of the Arts, Miami
My D is in her second semester, freshman year, of this school. I think it is a gem for the price. They auditioned hundreds for 25 MT spots and took the best. Six of her classmates have already not been asked back for the spring semester. You have to audition to get in, but it is really difficult to stay in. I first heard of this school when we went to see In the Heights on Broadway...many of them attended New World School of the Arts. They also have a superb performing arts HS.
By the way, in the senior class this year there are only 5 or 6 left who made it through MT. They have the NY showcase, etc. and the world class New World Symphony. My only complaint is that there is no dorm. Other than that, it compares favorably to my daughter's experience at Circle in the Square (NY) and New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, where she studied in summers.
Wow, this list is really helpful!
Just one note--it's not possible to pursue the MT minor at USC while doing the BFA. Here's what a USC faculty member said when I asked him if the BA students could do the MT minor (I thought only the BFA students could):
"Actually, the MT minor only applies to the BA program. The BFA program takes up too many units for them to have a minor or another major."
So that might be good to know for potential BFA applicants!
Let's keep this thread just for updates on the Big List....such as programs to add, revise, or remove.
This thread is not meant for discussion of specific programs. That is why the Big List thread was originally a locked closed thread. I opened it up for people to give input on revisions and updates to the Big List.
For discussions of specific schools and programs, please start new threads in the main MT Forum or if there is an existing sub forum for a specific college, post there.
CC loves this kind of input, but likes to keep the threads organized. This thread here is just for the Big List and not discussion.
Thanks everyone for your contributions! :)
Oh dear, I'm terribly sorry if that was aimed at me. I just thought that the way it's currently written might be a tad misleading to people who think they can do the BFA and the MT minor.
Nazareth college near Rochester NY has a growing BA MT program
No worries. I understand your point. The way the listings are simply indicates the types of degrees offered and not necessary how they might be combined. For instance, Marymount Manhattan has a BFA in Acting and also a MT Minor but typically the MT Minor is combined with the BA in Theatre Arts and not with the BFA in Acting, much like you pointed out with USC.
Nazareth is on the Big List already, thanks.
Welcome to CC. You may wish to start a NEW thread on New World School of the Arts.
Western Michigan University only accepts 12 students per year, and therefore is a selective school.
BA in MT at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. By audition only.
LollyL: Welcome to CC. I have now added [b]Samford University[/b] to the Big List in [b]Post #2[/b] which is the most updated list.
JaredLee: Welcome to CC as well. First, I am not the person who designated the programs with a "+" symbol for most selective. However, ALL BFA programs are very selective. Selectivity is not simply based on how many students are accepted, however (you noted only 12 are accepted to [b]WMU[/b]). That number just reflects the size of the program. Selectivity involves the [b]percentage[/b] of those admitted out of how many apply/audition. Smaller programs are not necessarily more selective than bigger ones, for instance. Further, selectivity involves the relative strength of the applicant pool. A school that draws from the top talent pool on a national scale is more selective than a school like WMU that draws more from a regional pool. The "+" designation is for the most selective programs, but doesn't imply that the other programs are not selective. Most BFA programs are very selective.
Great list CollegeMom- thanks for taking the time to compile it! Just a note about UCLA's progam. It is a BA program but you do not audition after the freshman year. You must audition prior to the freshman year or as a junior transfer. Only about 12-15 students are admitted to the MT program each year, and only 2-3 at the most are admitted as transfers. The audition consists of singing, acting and dancing (one of the more complicated dances my D ran into during auditions) as well as an interview. Thank you!
takeitallin, I do not take any credit for compiling the Big List. If you read the first post on this thread, you will see that others compiled it and CC had a link to the list. That link no longer works and so CC copied the information and posted it directly on our MT Forum.
Thank you for noticing the error on UCLA. I personally am aware of the information you just shared but never noticed the error on the Big List. Perhaps back when it was originally compiled a number of years ago, the set up at UCLA was different. I will fix it on Post #2 now. Thanks.
CollegeMom— just noticed that CAP21 is still listed under Tisch’s programs! Maybe it’s worth a change to the New Studio (what’s the full name??) since CAP is no longer taking new students.
wb4....if you look at POST #2....that is the most current up to date Big List, not the original list in POST #1. In #2, it was already revised for NYU/Tisch that CAP21 is no longer taking new students (but since CAP21 is still training current Tisch BFA students, it is still listed) and then the New Studio on Broadway for MT and Acting is listed there. All updates are noted in [color=red]red[/color]. Were you just looking at the list in Post #1 by chance?
oops! thought i was in post #2— guess i was still in #1! the list is just so long it’s easy to get confused. sorry!
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