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Auditions & Interviews

​Due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, admissions auditions/interviews for fall 2021 applicants will be held online in order to offer an equally safe and accessible process for all applicants.

An audition or an interview (depending on your program) is required for admission to The Theatre School. Registration is done online on a first come, first served basis and typically closes the Monday before the audition or interview is scheduled to take place. We encourage you to apply early in order to have the widest range of dates and times available to you.

Questions about what you'll need or what to expect? Visit our audition/interview FAQ!

 

Undergraduate (BFA) Applicants

BFA Interviews

Interviews are required for all BFA programs other than BFA Acting. Interviews take place between mid-October and early February and specific dates and times are determined by faculty schedules. Applicants must log into the interview registration page to see a list of available dates and times for their major. (Note: Stage Management applicants must wait for an email notifying them that they have passed the prescreen before registering for an interview.)

1. Submit your application to DePaul University.

2. Upload your major-specific materials and the interview fee to the Blue Demon Domain. You cannot register for an interview if these items are missing. (Stage Management applicants have additional requirements and must pass a prescreen.) For more information about your program's major-specific requirements, please visit our undergraduate admissions page.

3. Log in to our interview registration page and select a date/time for your interview.

BFA Auditions

The audition process for the BFA Acting program is done in two steps: a video prescreen and a callback. Prescreens are due by December 1. Students must pass the prescreen in order to access to the callback registration pageCallback auditions will take place on:

December 5: 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm
January 9: 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm
January 16: 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm
January 23: 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm
January 30: 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm
February 4: 3:30-6:00pm 
February 6: 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm
February 9: 3:30-6:00pm
February 13: 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm

1. Submit an online application to DePaul University, indicating that your intended major is BFA Acting.

2. Upload your audition fee, photograph, and prescreen video to the Blue Demon Domain.

3. Upon passing the prescreen, you will be emailed a link to the registration page for callback auditions. Select whichever date/time works best for you and we'll see you at your callback!

For more detailed information about the prescreen and callback (including what to prepare and what to expect) please click here.

 

Graduate (MFA) Applicants

MFA Acting

Prescreens are due December 1. Upon passing the prescreen, you will be provided with a link to the MFA callback registration page and asked to register for one of the following callback sessions:

Saturday January 30th: 8:30am-11am, 11:30am-2pm, or 2:30pm-5pm
Saturday February 6th: 8:30am-11am, 11:30am-2pm, or 2:30pm-5pm
Saturday February 13th: 8:30am-11am, 11:30am-2pm, or 2:30pm-5pm

For more information about what your prescreen must include and what to expect at the callback audition, please visit our MFA Acting audition page.

MFA Arts Leadership

Arts Leadership applicants must submit all application materials by December 15. Decisions about finalist interviews are communicated by email. For more information about the application process, click here.

Finalist Interview Date: TBD (typically occurs in mid-March)

MFA Directing

Directing applicants must submit all application materials by December 15. Decisions about finalist interviews are communicated by email. For more information about the application process, click here.

Saturday February 13th: 11am-5pm 
Saturday February 27​th: 11am-5pm
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