All applicants to the BFA and BA Theatre programs must apply to the University. You do not have to receive acceptance notification to audition for our program.
BFA Entrance 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, please complete your profile online through GetAcceptd and submit it to TCU. The profile will be used as a pre-screen. You will be contacted about your audition time approximately 7-10 business after receipt of your pre-screen audition. See audition requirements and dates below. Students admitted to TCU may enroll in the BA Theatre program without an audition.
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, one up-tempo and one ballad and a 90 second monologue. Be prepared to learn a dance combination to perform as a group. Bring sheet music; a professional piano accompanist is provided. No one may sing with pre-recorded accompaniment or a capella.
BFA Design, Production and Theatre Studies Interview Requirements
Bring a design portfolio and other visual support materials to their interview. Upload digital portfolio contents to GetAcceptd.com.
Same requirements as above, except: Students must provide recorded music and player; no piano is available. Appointment times for Unifieds will not begin until after November 1.
Audition Dates for Entrance into the Program 2020-2021
|December 8, 2019||TCU Campus||November 22, 2019||BFA — All Emphases|
|January 18–19, 2020||New York City (Unified)||December 13, 2019||BFA — All Emphases|
|January 25, 2020||TCU Campus||December 13, 2019||BFA — Musical Theatre|
|February 1, 2020||TCU Campus||January 24, 2020||BFA — Acting, Design, Production, Theatre Studies|
|February 3–6, 2020||Chicago (Unified)||January 24, 2020||BFA — All Emphases|
|February 8–9, 2020||Los Angeles (Unified)||January 24, 2020||BFA — All Emphases|
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