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We are thrilled to announce that auditions for the BFA program (2022-2023 school year) will be in person. However, in keeping with the current trends of the industry, we will also have a self-tape submission date for those who wish to audition via self-tape. This years dates are listed below!

2021 Auditions Poster

November 13th, 2021 (In Person Auditions)

December 4th, 2021 (Self-Tape Submission Date)

February 5th, 2022 (In Person Auditions)

See Below For All Audition Requirements

 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.

To Register for Auditions Click HERE

In Person 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.  

Acting

Please come prepared to present 2 contrasting monologues from published theatrical works, not to exceed a total of 3 minutes.  

Dance

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. 

Musical Theatre

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.

Design

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 auditions@apsu.edu

 

Self-Tape Audition Requirements (For the Dec. 4th Auditions Only): 

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):

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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 auditions@apsu.edu.

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.

To apply for Family Named and Memorial Scholarships click here:  APSUscholarships.edu