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BFA Entrance Audition and Portfolio Review

First-year students interested in the BFA Theatre program must audition or complete a portfolio review for entrance.

To apply for an audition or portfolio review, please complete your pre-screen profile through GetAcceptd and submit it to Theatre TCU. If the pre-screen is approved, you will be contacted with a virtual audition time. See requirements and dates listed below. Students admitted to TCU may enroll in the BA Theatre program without an entrance audition or portfolio review.

View 2020 – 2021 Audition Dates

 

BFA Acting Audition Requirements

Two contrasting monologues — 60-90 seconds each.

  • One monologue should be contemporary (written after 1900).
  • One monologue should be classical (written pre-1900).
  • Only perform Shakespeare if you feel comfortable doing so.

 

BFA Musical Theatre Audition Requirements

Songs

Two contrasting song pieces:

  • One song should be a ballad and one song should be an up-tempo.
  • Each song file should be 60-90 seconds.
  • Students must sing to live or recorded accompaniment. No singing a cappella.
  • Both songs should be from contemporary musicals (any musical written after 1970) and contrast in style.

Monologue

One 60-90 second contemporary monologue (written after 1900).

Musical Theatre Dance

The dance requirements listed here are for the pre-screen only. If you are called back for a virtual audition, there will be no live dance component required.

30-60 seconds of dance, in whatever dance discipline you are most comfortable with: jazz, ballet, modern, African, hip hop, lyrical, or contemporary.

  • No barre ballet solo is acceptable.
  • No tap. For applicants that tap, consider showcasing that skill as part of your wild card submission.
  • Please use steps, movement, and physical vocabulary that you are familiar with and can execute well.
  • Dance media can be self-choreographed, but must be a solo video of you. This can include a show, competition, or other performance so long as you are clearly featured on your own.
  • All choreography must be performed to music; no a cappella dance media.

Optional Ballet

  • Ballet Media should be no more than 30 seconds.
  • Execute a brief series of plié, tendu andgrande battement; and also pirouette en déhors (to both sides), and grand jeté across the floor.

 

BFA Design & Technology Portfolio Review Requirements

Design & Technology students must upload digital portfolio contents to GetAcceptd.com. Items may include:

  • drawings, sketches or paintings
  • theatre design concepts
  • a sample from a stage manager’s book
  • pictures of models, costumes and realized theatre designs (props, lighting, scenery)
  • multimedia design project
  • art in any medium that showcases design and/or artistic ability

 

BFA Theatre Studies Audition/Portfolio Review Requirements

BFA Theatre Studies students present a broad interest in theatre and may submit an array of materials that showcase that interest. Students must upload digital portfolio contents to GetAcceptd.com. Items may include:

  • drawings, sketches or paintings
  • theatre design concepts
  • a sample from a stage manager’s book
  • pictures of models, costumes and realized theatre designs (props, lighting, scenery)
  • director’s concept for a show
  • excerpt from a play written by the student
  • excerpt from a written critical response to a piece of theatre
  • one 60-90 second monologue (optional)

 

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