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Theatre Arts Auditions and Requirements

Undergraduate

No audition is required for entrance into the undergraduate programs in the Division of Communication.

Graduate

Prospective graduate students must successfully pass the graduate platform requirements. Those who lack an undergraduate degree in theatre must have at least 15-18 hours of theatre classes; pass the graduate platform requirements; and make up any deficiencies as a postgraduate special student before proceeding with their graduate work.

Deadline

Admission materials for the School of Fine Arts and Communication graduate programs, including application, graduate audition, and any program-specific requirements, should be submitted by the following dates prior to the start of the intended semester of enrollment:

  • For fall enrollment: April 1
  • For spring enrollment: October 15

Submit the following materials as a portfolio:

  • A full transcript. It is expected you will have at least 18 hours in theatre and performance courses, including history, analysis, performance, acting, basic design and directing.
  • A creative resume listing all significant experience in theatrical/performance settings.
  • A critical paper exploring the candidate’s view of the role of theater and performance from a Christian perspective. A bibliography of works consulted is expected.
  • A brief summary statement detailing career goals and current strengths and weaknesses. Be prepared to informally discuss and answer questions with the faculty regarding your materials and career goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Interview

Upon review of submitted materials, candidates will be interviewed by current faculty. Candidates may be asked to present a portfolio of their theatrical and performance experience.

The faculty will make a recommendation, and candidates will be notified individually by the Office of Admission of their acceptance status and any course deficiencies, etc.

Questions or comments:

For further information, contact Mr. David Schwingle, coordinator of graduate studies in theatre arts.