Theatre and Dance Audition Requirements

An audition is required for all students interested in enrolling as BFA theatre major in the South Carolina School of the Arts. If you are interested in auditioning for either of the BA programs your audition is only viewed for scholarship. Upon submitting an Anderson University application, students are able to register for any available audition dates. All audition questions can be directed to

Upon arrival, all prospective music 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 (one ballad and one up-tempo) from musical theatre repertoire. Please bring sheet music with appropriate cuts marked clearly. Our standard procedure is to provide an accompanist; however, students should also bring an MP3 recording of accompaniment just in case it becomes necessary.
  • 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

  • Prepare two contrasting one-minute memorized monologues, (Classical/Modern, Comic/Tragic).  Be prepared to take direction.
  • Prepare to be interviewed about your experience in theatre and your reasons for seeking a BFA in Acting.

BA Theatre

  • Prepare two contrasting one-minute memorized monologues, (Classical/Modern, Comic/Tragic).  Be prepared to take direction.
  • Be aware that we will want to interview you about your experience in theatre and your need for a scholarship.

BA in Theatre (Theatrical Design Concentration)

BA in Dance

  • Prepare a one-minute choreographed dance showcasing your best dance style. Bring music and a sound system will he provided.
  • Come prepared to take a dance technique class. Please bring jazz, ballet or tap shoes and appropriate dance clothing.
  • You will interview with the Director of Dance please have a resume and three letters of recommendation from dance teachers or choreographers.