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All MFA Acting applicants are required to complete an audition as part of our admissions process. The MFA Acting audition consists of two steps: a pre-recorded prescreen and a live, in-person or virtual callback. You will need to prepare two monologues for the prescreen.
Submit your prescreen through your application status portal by December 15. Applicants gain access to this portal after submitting the online application. Results of the prescreen are communicated by email.
For the prescreen, you will need to upload a single video file to your Application Status Portal which contains the following:
Callback auditions are held in a group format and last about two to three hours. When registering for a callback session, ensure that you can be present the entire time. Our callbacks focus on group and partnered work and you cannot be considered for admission without attending the entire session.
We encourage you to do your own warm-up prior to the callback session. After a short information session and time to ask questions, applicants will be led through a sample class (which may include movement and/or voice work) and will work with an assigned scene partner (another student from your callback session) on a short open text scene under the a direction of the faculty. The open text scene will be provided to you at the audition; you will not be asked to memorize it.
After completing your callback, please ensure all of your application materials have all been received by reviewing the checklist on your application portal. Admissions decisions are made soon after the callback auditions conclude in February. Applicants who are missing materials may not be considered for admission.
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