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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.)
You should submit 2-3 samples from different types of creative writing, such as excerpts from original plays, scenes, comedy sketches, monologues, short stories, poetry, essays, or any other piece that demonstrates your creative writing ability.
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.