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How to Apply

​​​​​​​​​​​​​BFA Comedy Arts

Applying to the BFA Comedy Arts program involves submitting all required application materials and completing an interview. All of your materials must be received no later than February 1 or two weeks prior to your interview date, whichever date is earlier.

Before you can register for your Comedy Arts interview, you will need to pay the interview fee and upload the following major-specific materials to your Blue Demon Domain:​

Your resume can include both theatre experience and non-theatre experience (extracurricular activities, employment, etc.)

Please submit one page or more of comedic writing or analysis in any style or form (script, story, list, letter, essay, etc.)

Please also submit an example of something that made you laugh in the last week. It could be a conversation with friends, your mom spilling a diet coke, a meme, a piece of creative work, a weird bird - anything that made you laugh for any reason counts.

BFA Comedy Arts applicants are asked to write and perform an original work of comedy between 3-5 minutes long that aims to:
  1. make the audience laugh
  2. make the audience think about something that is important to you
Please upload your video to the "portfolio" section of your Blue Demon Domain.

The Interview

An interview is required for all applicants to the BFA Comedy Arts program. The interview is not an audition; plan to share your performance skills with us in your video and use the interview to talk about your work, your interests, and your career goals as they relate to the BFA Comedy Arts program. 

You will interview one-on-one with a faculty member. We believe that during the interview, the questions you have for us are as important as the questions we have for you. There is no fixed format or schedule of questions for the interview, so you will be evaluated as an individual by an individual. The faculty member who conducts the interview will be interested in your theatre experiences, academic record, personal achievements, extracurricular activities and plans for your artistic future, especially as they relate to comedy, writing, directing, performance, and content-creation. The best preparation for the interview is to be curious; come with plenty of questions about courses, instructors, student life and anything else you would like to discuss.

Interview Dates