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The Department of Theatre and Dance will begin accepting applications for the 2023-2024 audition season on September 1st, 2023. These auditions are intended for students interested in entering Fredonia in the Fall of 2024. Acceptance to our BFA programs is by audition/interview only, whether you are a transfer student or first-time first-year student. Acceptance to the BA Theatre Arts program is open to anyone who is academically accepted by the University.

*All auditions for the academic year of 2023-2024 will be held both in person and remotely.  Please apply by clicking the "apply now" tabs below and you will be sent information on how to apply for the academic year of 2023-2024.

 


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting or Musical Theatre: The Department has initiated a pre-screening process for its Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Acting and Musical Theatre through Acceptd, one of the largest online admissions portals for the Fine Arts in the country. On-campus  / remote auditions are by invitation only, based on faculty review of pre-screening materials. Students wishing to audition for the BFA programs in Acting and Musical Theatre must go through the pre-screening process to be considered for an on-campus or remote audition. The deadline to submit pre-screening materials for the BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre programs is February 18th, 2024.  If invited to an on-campus or remote audition, you will be asked to indicate your preferred audition date. While we cannot guarantee a preferred date, we will do all we can to accommodate your schedule and travel concerns.

For on campus auditions, Fredonia is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Buffalo NY, which is served by air travel, bus, and Amtrak. Accommodations are available in Buffalo or Fredonia.

To begin the audition process for the Acting or Musical Theatre programs, please use this link, which will take you to the Department's audition portal page at Acceptd. There, you will find instructions for creating an Acceptd account, logging in, and uploading your material.

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Acting                                                           Apply Now!

  • Saturday, October 28th, 2023
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2024
  • Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre                                      Apply Now!

  • Saturday, October 28th, 2023 
  • Saturday, January 27th, 2024
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10th, 2024
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2024
  • Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance                                                           Apply Now!

  • Saturday, October 28th, 2023
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2024
  • Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatrical Production & Design            Apply Now!

  • Saturday, October 28th, 2023
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 (Date is Filled - closed)
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2024 (Date is Filled - closed)
  • Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

Fees: Please note that a prescreening fee for the BFA programs in Acting and Musical Theatre must be paid through the Acceptd website. Information on applying for a fee waiver for Acceptd can be found here: https://support.getacceptd.com/hc/en-us/articles/4409918628365-How-can-I-apply-for-a-fee-waiver-for-my-application-. Students scheduling an on-campus, video, or internet-based audition for any Bachelor of Fine Arts program are required to pay a $30 audition fee, payable to the Department of Theatre and Dance.  If you are invited to audition for the BFA Musical Theatre program and require an accompanist, you will also need to pay a $20 accompanist fee. You need not pay the accompanist fee until such time as you receive an invitation for an on-campus audition.  All fees may be paid here.

International Students: We will accept Acting and Musical Theatre applications from International students via the Acceptd portal. We may ask International applicants for additional material, including dance sequences and full songs. As all instruction at Fredonia is conducted in English, International students whose primary language is not English will have to pass the English Equivalency tests or TOEFL Exams. Please refer to the International Pathway Program for more information. Canadian citizens living in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton/Niagara Falls region should be able to attend an on-campus audition, as Fredonia is a three-hour drive from the Toronto metro area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance by phone at 716-673-3596, or via email at theatre.dance@fredonia.edu. Thank you for your interest in Fredonia, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

 


PAYMENT OF FEES

Please click on this link to pay your audition fee via credit card or electronic check. We cannot accept payment by personal check. If you are paying an audition fee, please select the Audition Fee button. If you need an accompanist for your BFA Musical Theatre audition, please select the $20 accompanist fee.

These fees are non-refundable, and you will not receive confirmation of your audition date and time until payment has been received.

 

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  • 212 Rockefeller Arts Center State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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