Admission & Audition Procedures
2020-2021 Program Auditions
Please note that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all auditions/interviews for Fredonia's Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatrical Production and Design) will take place remotely AND all Audition/Interview Fees will be waived (with the exception of materials submitted through Acceptd) for the entirety of the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
Admission to the Department
Students interested in any of the Department of Theatre and Dance's degree programs must be accepted to Fredonia through the general College Admissions process. Once accepted to the University, students wishing to declare the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre Arts may do so without an audition. Students seeking admission to any of the Department's pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) programs must also audition or present a portfolio review in the year prior to entering Fredonia. Audition requirements for each of the B.F.A. programs are listed below. While prospective students may audition and/or interview for the B.F.A. programs at any time during their application process, no student will be admitted to a B.F.A. program until they have been academically accepted by the University.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Audition Requirements
*These requirements pertain to on-campus auditions only. Students seeking admission to the B.F.A. programs in Acting and Musical Theatre must complete a required pre-screening process before scheduling an on-campus audition.
Please see our Application & Audition Dates page for pre-screening instructions or to register for BFA Dance or BFA Theatrical Production and Design auditions.
Information for International Students
International Students interested in the BFA performance programs, and for whom travel to Fredonia for an on-campus audition is impossible, may submit an audition via digital media. Please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance for additional information on International applications to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatrical Production and Design.
Audition or portfolio results are not released to prospective students unless they choose to attend Fredonia. Students not accepted to a B.F.A. program on their initial audition may re-audition one additional time, whether or not they are in residence at Fredonia. Any student in residence at Fredonia wishing to re-audition or re-submit a portfolio may view the results of their previous audition/interview and discuss those results with a member of the faculty so as to gain insight on where improvements need to be made.
Transfer students should audition/interview for the B.F.A. program of their choice in the semester before they intend to transfer. All B.F.A. programs generally require a minimum of three years for transfer students to complete.