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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. You will be contacted about your scheduled time approximately 7–10 business days after receipt of the pre-screen. 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 2019 – 2020 Audition Dates


BFA Acting Audition Requirements

Two contrasting monologues — 90 seconds or less. If one is comic; the other should be serious. If one is contemporary; the other should be classical.


BFA Musical Theatre Audition Requirements

Two songs — 16 bars each with one up-tempo and one ballad — and a 90 second monologue. Be prepared to learn a dance combination and perform with a group. Bring sheet music; a professional piano accompanist is provided at on-campus auditions. Pre-recorded accompaniment is allowed at National Unified Auditions. Students need to bring their music and a player with them to National Unified Auditions. No one may sing a capella.


BFA Design, Production and Theatre Studies Interview Requirements

Bring a design portfolio and other visual support materials to the interview. Design, Production or Theatre Studies applicants can upload digital portfolio contents to These can include drawings; sketches; theatre design concepts; a sample from a stage manager’s book; or pictures of models, costumes and realized theatre designs (props, lighting, scenery). Theatre Studies students may upload a monologue but it is not required.


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