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), 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 live 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 2015 Admission are:
- Saturday, November 15th, 2014
- Saturday, February 21st, 2015
- Saturday, March 21st, 2015
- Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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 828-227-9741.
You must audition by April 18th, 2015 in order to receive full consideration for admission and scholarships.
Applicants must prepare two songs (One 32 bars and One 16 Bars) from the standard 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: http://auditioningforcollege.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/do-not-lists/.
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.