Department of Theatre and Dance
The Department of Theatre and Dance is now taking applications for auditions for the 2016 audition seasons. These auditions are for students interested in attending Fredonia beginning in the Fall of 2016. Acceptance to the BFA programs is by audition only, whether you are a transfer student or first-time full time freshman. Acceptance to the BA Theatre Arts program is open to anyone who is academically accepted by the university.
This year the department has initiated the process of pre-screening auditions via video submission. We have partnered with Acceptd, one of the largest online admissions portals for the fine arts in the country. On-campus, live auditions are now by invitation only, based on your pre-screening material submitted to Acceptd. The performance faculty will be reviewing the material submitted to Acceptd, and based on that material, prospective students will be invited to schedule a live audition on one of the dates listed below. You cannot schedule a date on your own or by calling the department. You must go through the pre-screening process. When you do that, please indicate your preferred date for an audition. While we cannot guarantee a preferred date, we will do all we can to accommodate your travel concerns.
To begin the audition process, please click on this link, which will take you to the department's audition portal page at Acceptd. You will find instructions there for creating an account with Acceptd, logging in, and uploading your material. Deadline for all Acceptd pre-screening applications is January 30, 2016 except where noted in red below.
Fees: Please note that the audition/interview fee for the BFA programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Theatrical Production and Design is payable through Acceptd. The audition fee for the BFA Dance program ONLY is payable at the bottom of the page. If you are invited to audition for the BFA Musical Theatre program and require an accompanist, you will need to pay the accompanist fee at the bottom of the page. You need not pay the accompanist fee until such time as you receive an invitation for an on-campus audition.
Special note: Auditions for the BFA Dance degree program will not be available through Acceptd. Students interested in the dance program will be able to apply for an audition date by filling out this form. See below for the online application form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the department using the contact information at the top of the page. Thanks for your interested in Fredonia, rated as one of the finest theatre training programs in the Northeast.
On-Campus Interview Schedule 2015-16 (by invitation only)
BFA Musical Theatre Dates
Nov 14, 2015 (Transfer for Spring 2016; Deadline for Application Nov. 1, 2015)
BFA Acting Dates
BFA Dance Dates (apply by clicking this link)
BFA Production Design Dates
Directions for completing the application for the BFA Dance program
PAYMENT OF FEE
Please click on this link to pay your BFA Dance audition fee via credit card or electronic check (Applicants for the other BFA programs will pay their fee through Acceptd). We cannot accept payment by personal check. If you are paying for the BFA Dance Audition fee, please select the Audition Fee button. If you need an accompanist for your BFA Musical Theatre audition, please select the $15 accompanist fee.
This fee is non-refundable. You will not receive a confirmation for your audition time until payment of this fee
has been received.