Students do NOT have to audition to be admitted to the B.A. in Theatre, regardless of their option. Prospective students wishing to obtain a B.A. in Theatre must first be admitted to the University and then declare Theatre as their major.
Prospective MFA in TVFT/Acting Option students DO have to audition in order to be considered for admission. Information about MFA in TVFT admissions can be found here.
General Audition Guidelines
Auditions for Fall and Spring productions occur at the beginning of each semester. Occasionally, additional auditions are held later on in the semester. Audition requirements are shifted to accommodate the needs of each production/director, however, the general audition guidelines are below.
Typically, auditioners are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. Depending on the production, further guidelines (like contemporary, classical, humorous, dramatic, etc.) may be specified. While many of our directors will also provide an excerpt from the play that students can cold read if they do not have a monologue prepared, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to have a memorized, prepared monologue ready for auditions.
Callbacks are usually posted within 72 hours after the last day of preliminary auditions, and students are notified via email regarding their callback status.
Cast lists are posted/emailed within a week or less after callbacks. Specific guidelines and audition registration for Fall and Spring productions are posted here and emailed to our majors, minors, and graduate students -- usually about two weeks prior to the first day of preliminary auditions.