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Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Welcomes UArts Students

Students planning to study the performing arts at UArts: We encourage you to explore Muhlenberg.

 Monday, June 3, 2024 03:04 PM

Production photo from “Miss You Like Hell,” by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown, in February 2022 — one of the show’s first collegiate productions. Photo by Marco Calderon

Dear University of the Arts Students & Families:

You got some heartbreaking news over the weekend. We were deeply saddened to hear about the closure of UArts — an institution we greatly admire and the alma mater of several of our dance faculty.

As you plan your next steps, we would love for you to consider joining the Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance community.

We are committed to helping UArts Students find a home for this fall!

  • Were you planning to attend UArts as a first-year student in Fall 2024? We have opened an additional 10 seats in our first-year class specifically for UArts students.
  • The transfer application process is still open, and our Admissions Office team can walk you through the process of transferring credits from UArts to Muhlenberg.
  • Muhlenberg will guarantee Talent Scholarships in dance and theatre, worth $2,000 a year, to students accepted to UArts. That’s over and above your need- and merit-based financial aid offer.

Muhlenberg offers world-class studio training
in the context of a first-rate liberal arts education. We offer amazing opportunities to students with a passionate commitment to the performing arts and a wide range of creative and academic interests. We offer a full spectrum of performance and exhibition opportunities in theatre, dance, music, filmmaking, writing and studio art — and we give you the tools to create your own opportunities — here at Muhlenberg and beyond.

Muhlenberg is ideally situated less than an hour-and-a-half from Philly and about two hours from New York City — giving you frequent opportunities to attend shows and work with guest artists from both of those communities.

Our alumni are thriving as actors, dancers, directors, designers, choreographers, producers, stage managers, technicians, educators and arts administrators — on Broadway, in film and TV and in major regional theatre and dance companies around the world. While many pursue the arts professionally, other graduates have pursued successful careers in diverse fields, including medicine, neuroscience, law, publishing, business and education. Our blend of rigorous academic work and spectacular studio training has proven to be excellent preparation for work or graduate study in today’s theatre and dance worlds and beyond.

Muhlenberg consistently ranks among the top-rated performing arts programs in the country. The Princeton Review ranked Muhlenberg No. 2 on its Best College Theatre list this year, and the college-ranking company Niche named Muhlenberg No. 4 on its state-wide Best Colleges for Performing Arts listMuhlenberg is also listed among the Princeton Review’s Best 389 Colleges — the top 15 percent.

To arrange a meeting with a faculty member, schedule a Theatre & Dance facility tour, or ask a question about the Theatre & Dance programs, email [email protected]. We’ll get back to you right away.

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About the Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department
Muhlenberg offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in theatre and dance. The Princeton Review ranked Muhlenberg’s theatre program in the top twelve in the nation for eight years in a row, and Fiske Guide to Colleges lists both the theatre and dance programs among the top small college programs in the United States. Muhlenberg is one of only eight colleges to be listed in Fiske for both theatre and dance.

About Muhlenberg College
Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private liberal arts college offering baccalaureate and graduate programs. With an enrollment of nearly 2,000 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences; selected preprofessional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees. Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, approximately 90 miles west of New York City, Muhlenberg is a member of the Centennial Conference, competing in 23 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


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