Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, auditions for acceptance to the BFA program for 2021-2022 will be video submission only until further notice. There are three due dates for those auditions.
Nov. 13th - This date is for early admission/early talent scholarship. Recipients of early scholarships are guaranteed a minimum dollar amount with the possibility of an increase after the last scholarship audition date. (After the deadline, we will reach out to those students who have been accepted to schedule a virtual interview!)
Feb. 26th - This date is for BFA admission & scholarships.
Mar. 26 - This date is for BFA admission ONLY.
Please see the requirements for auditions below.
Video Audition Requirements:
BFA Acting – Two contrasting monologues totaling no more than three (3) minutes. Please submit a headshot and resume, unofficial transcripts, as well as 2 letters of recommendation.
BFA Musical Theatre – One 32 bar cut of a golden age song (pre 1965), one 32 bar cut of modern age song (post 1965), and one modern monologue. Please note that all auditions must have accompaniment (NO acapella auditions) and must feature your voice only. Please watch and learn one of the combinations below entitled BFA Musical Theatre Dance for Dancers OR BFA Musical Theatre Dance for Movers (click to enlarge). Please do whatever combination you feel most comfortable with. If you can tap, please send a video of yourself doing a short demonstration. Video submissions should be no more than five (5) minutes total. Please submit a headshot and resume, unofficial transcripts, as well as 2 letters of recommendation.
Thanks to current students Mikhalia Ferguson, Michaela Mcgarel, and Alex VanBuren
Acting & Musical Theater Auditions (with the exception of the dance audition for Musical Theatre students which much be full body) must be framed from the waist up with room above the head as is shown in this picture (thanks to current student Erica Harris for demonstrating):
BFA Dance – Please provide videos showcasing two of the following 4 styles: Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz, or Modern. If you can Tap, please include a video showcasing your Tap abilities. Video submissions should be no more than five (5) minutes total. Please submit a headshot and resume, unofficial transcripts, as well as 2 letters of recommendation.
BFA Designers/Technicians: Please send a digital portfolio showcasing your work in your area of expertise (Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Costume Design, Stage Management). Please submit unoffical transcripts, as well as 2 letters of recommendation.
You will have 3 - 5 Minutes to give an oral presentation of your particular area of focus in theatre production. This presentation should include information about the work you have done previously and the work you are interested in doing in the future.
You should limit the number of productions or areas that you speak about to 3 productions or roles within the productions. That way you can speak fully and completely about that work instead of trying to get through your entire resume in the allotted time.
We would recommend narrating over a power point, prezi, keynote presentation so that you can tell us about your work while we are looking at your work.
Please upload your videos to youtube or vimeo and send us LINKS ONLY. Submissions of files will not be accepted. Email the links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Theatre / Dance is a Professional Degree. Each concentration in the BFA degree consists of 79 hours. Many practical, studio courses are integrated into the curriculum. Admission to these programs is via audition and/or portfolio review and interview.
The Department of Theatre & Dance offers talent scholarships and out-of-state tuition waivers for students majoring in Theatre & Dance. Scholarships are awarded based on successful program auditions.
Family Named and Memorial Scholarships:
These scholarships have specific criteria depending on the the guidelines set by the donor. There is one application to be considered for all of the Family Named and Memorial Scholarships. Please click on the link below to access that application.