There are a few different types of auditions at our Theater Division:
1. PROGRAM AUDITIONS: The Division of Theater accepts all incoming First Year students (Freshman) as General Theater Majors. The first year core curriculum is a foundation so all students receive the same training, learning the same language and follow the same guidelines. Toward the end of the spring semester, a student may audition or interview for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Performance, Production Design and Technology, Stage Management or continue to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA).
2.SEASON AND SHOW AUDITIONS: We cast our mainstage shows a full semester ahead of the production schedule. At the beginning of each semester we will hold auditions for lab and studio shows.
3.GRADUATE PROGRAM AUDITIONS: The Division of Theater is a member of U/RTA (University/Resident Theater Association). Faculty members attend regional auditions in New York City and Chicago and spend days reviewing portfolios, interviewing, and auditioning hundreds of talented actors, designers, playwrights, and directors. All programs encourage candidates to come to campus if possible to meet current students, visit classes and possibly see a production. Playwriting and Production Design and Technology recruit each year. Acting and Directing follow a different schedule, alternating recruiting on varying schedules.