On-Campus Audition Dates for acceptance to the BFA program for 2020-2021 will be announced soon. Please check back! Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, there is a possibility that our Fall auditions will be video submission only. Please see the requirements for auditions below.
Video Audition Requirements:
Acting – Two contrasting monologues totaling no more than three (3) minutes.
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. Also provide a video showcasing your dance abilities in a Musical Theatre style, include Tap if you can Tap dance. Video submissions should be no more than five (5) minutes total.
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.
Design – Please send a digital portfolio showcasing your work in your area of expertise (Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Stage Management). The Portfolio can be in any digital format that you have access to and that you can send as an email attachment or a website link. (Power Point, iMovie/photo slideshow, simple website with photos and descriptions).
*All submissions should include a brief introduction of the applicant and a brief description of what the faculty panel will be viewing.
Audition registration will open up 3 weeks prior to the audition.
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.
On-Campus Audition Requirements
Each student will need to bring a headshot/photo, resume, up-to-date transcript that indicates cumulative gpa of high school and/or previous college work at the time of the audition, and two (2) letters of recommendation from someone who can speak to their ability to be successful in our program.
Please come prepared to present 2 contrasting monologues from published theatrical works, not to exceed a total of 3 minutes.
Please come prepared to learn 2 contrasting dance combinations in Jazz/Musical Theatre & Ballet/Modern. An additional tap combination will be optional. Women please wear a black leotard with pink tights. Men please wear black tights with a snug white, grey or black t-shirt, tank or leotard. Ballet slippers should be worn for the ballet combination, Jazz shoes/sneakers for the Jazz combination, and Tap shoes for the Tap combination.
Please prepare 3 contrasting songs of no longer than 32 bars (one pre-1965, one post-1965, and one from an era of your choice). You will sing 2 of the 3 cuts. Bring 1 monologue from a published theatrical work of 1 minute in length. All audition material must not exceed 3 minutes. An accompanist will be provided. All Musical Theatre students must participate in the Dance audition (Please follow the Dance audition instruction for what to wear). A placement music theory exam will be administered at the audition.
Applicants must bring examples of Design/Technical Theatre work.
*All students should be prepared for a brief interview with department faculty members.
All inquiries about auditions for the Theatre and Dance program should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.