Theatre Audition Requirements

Theatre Audition Requirements

An audition is required for all students interested in enrolling as a theatre major in the South Carolina School of the Arts. Upon submitting an Anderson University application, students are able to register for any available audition dates. All audition questions can be directed to Stephanie Dentino at sdentino@andersonuniversity.edu.

Upon arrival, all prospective theatre majors must have:

  • A letter of recommendation from a theatre director who is familiar with your work
  • A theatrical resume listing theatre experience
  • A current 8x10 headshot

Based on intended major, audition requirements are as follows:

BFA Musical Theatre

  • Prepare two 16 measure selections from musical theatre repertoire. Please bring sheet music with appropriate cuts marked clearly. An accompanist will not be provided. Students must bring an MP3 recording of accompaniment or bring an accompanist.
  • Prepare a one-minute memorized monologue from a published play.
  • Be prepared to take part in a dance assessment. This assessment does not factor into admission into the department. Rather, it is used to properly place students in dance classes should they decide to attend. Please bring jazz or character shoes and appropriate dance clothing.

BFA Acting and BA in Theatre (Directing Concentration)

  • Prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues from published plays.
  • Be prepared to talk about your selections and the works they come from.
  • NOTE – If you are interested in participating in dance classes, a dance assessment is required. This assessment does not factor into admission into the department. Rather, it is used to properly place students in dance classes should they decide to attend. Please bring jazz or character shoes and appropriate dance clothing.

BA in Theatre (Dance Concentration)

  • Prepare a one-minute memorized monologue from a published play.
  • Prepare a one-minute choreographed piece. Please bring a CD or MP3 file as accompaniment.
  • Be prepared to take part in a dance assessment. This assessment does not factor into admission into the department. Rather, it is used to properly place students in dance classes should they decide to attend. Please bring jazz or character shoes and appropriate dance clothing.

BA in Theatre (Theatrical Design Concentration)

  • Prepare a one-minute memorized monologue from a published play.
  • Bring a design portfolio displaying any renderings or designs that show the development and breadth of your theatre skill. You can view the specific portfolio guidelines here.
  • NOTE – If you are interested in participating in dance classes, a dance assessment is required. This assessment does not factor into admission into the department. Rather, it is used to properly place students in dance classes should they decide to attend. Please bring jazz or character shoes and appropriate dance clothing.