Musical Theatre Admittance Requirements



To be fully admitted into the School of Stage & Screen as a:

BFA-Theatre/Musical Theatre concentration major, you must:

  • Apply to the School. Down the Application Form (Word) from the Stage & Screen Admission Requirement page, fill it out, and mail it to the address listed on the form.  
  • Be admitted to Western Carolina University. Note: admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the School of Stage & Screen.
  • Complete a satisfactory audition for the Stage & Screen faculty. Audition requirements are listed below.
  • Submit a letter of reference concerning your prospect for professional study.
  • Submit a head shot (or recent photo)
  • Submit a resume

    Audition Dates for Fall 2016 Admission are:

  • Saturday, November 7th, 2015
  • Saturday, February 20st, 2016
  • Saturday, March 12th, 2016
  • Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Please make every effort to audition on one of these days.  In special circumstances, other dates may be arranged by contacting the School of Stage & Screen office at 828-227-7491.

You must audition by March 12th, 2016 in order to receive full consideration for admission and scholarships.


Audition Requirements:


Applicants must prepare two songs (One 32 bars and One 16 Bars) from a standard contemporary (anything after 1970) Broadway repertoire: a ballad that shows a sustained legato line and an “up tempo” number.   Please come with music prepared in a 3 ring binder and bars clearly marked start to stop to accommodate the accompanist.   Here is a web site that might help you with ideas on songs and monologues:  

An accompanist will be provided.


Applicants must perform 1 comical or dramatic monologue from a contemporary play or musical (not from a movie or television show) that last 1.5 - 2 mins in length. [Please do not use any monologues from the following plays: Our Town, Promedy, Star Spangled Girl, Fantasticks, Funny Girl or any Shakespeare]


All candidates must participate in a dance class (warm-up and several combinations). Applicants must wear standard rehearsal attire or clothing and shoes that allow for ease of movement. Sandals and tennis shoes are not considered proper attire.


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