No audition is required for entrance into the undergraduate programs in the Division of Communication.
Prospective graduate students with an undergraduate degree in speech communication must successfully pass the graduate platform requirements. Those who lack a speech communication undergraduate degree must have at least 15-18 hours of speech communication classes; pass the graduate platform requirements; and make up any deficiencies as a postgraduate special student before proceeding with their graduate work.
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 (current requirement [moving toward 20-24 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 (including bibliography) exploring the candidate’s view of the role of theater and performance in the Christian community (750-1000 words in length). Scholarly journals in performance and theatre should be consulted.
- 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.
Upon review of submitted materials, candidates will be interviewed by current faculty. Candidates may be asked to present specific artifacts of their theatrical and performance experience (this may include a review of a directing prompt book and research or an audition of prepared material).
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, head of the dramatic arts department.