THEATRE ARTS AND DANCE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
All auditionees should submit with their application, or bring with them on the day of their audition, a résumé of any previous experiences in theatre, dance and/or associated experiences, and a recent photograph. Please submit two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who can best provide an evaluation of your ability and potential. A "Question and Answer" session will be held from 12:15 to 1:00 pm on the audition days. Parents/guardians are invited to attend this session.
The Department of Theatre and Dance does not accept videotapes or DVDs as a substitution for a live audition. You must audition in person. Exceptions can be made for international students or for certain extraordinary circumstances. Please see below for requirements for international students.
BA General Theatre
The Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Theatre Arts does not require any audition for admittance. Any student accepted by the university may declare Theatre Arts as their primary major.
Performance of two memorized monologues not to exceed a total of three minutes. They should be contrasting pieces from modern/contemporary dramatic literature and should relate to the individual's own age and life experiences.
BFA Technical Production and Design
Students must interview with the Design/Technology faculty. This thirty minute interview
will be an opportunity for the faculty to learn the prospective student's background,
educational goals and their potential for success in the BFA program. For the interview,
prospective students must provide the following:
BFA Musical Theatre
Auditions will be held in the Dance Studio in Dods Hall Room 148 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM Students should:
The audition requirements for international students are the same as above, with the exception of the dance portion of the BFA Musical Theatre audition (see below). Students submitting auditions via CD, DVD, or online video should take extra care to insure that their recording is of the highest quality possible, particularly in terms of sound recording. The higher the quality of the video, the easier it is on the faculty who are assessing your audition and talent.
Please send any CD or DVD material to the department at the address listed on the left hand navigation bar. If you choose to submit an online recorded audition, please use either Youtube or Vimeo, and supply us with the link using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to set your audition to "Private" status so that access to your audition is limited to those who have the link.
The dance requirements of the BFA Musical Theatre audition for those submitting a recorded audition are as follows:
1. Current photos(s) in leotard (women), or form-fitted T-shirt and tights (men)