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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.)

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.

BFA Comedy Arts applicants must submit a 2-3 minute filmed performance which will be uploaded to the "portfolio" section of your Blue Demon Domain.
This can be a monologue, a stand-up routine, or a scene with a partner. The material you use may be original or from an existing work. You may do more than one piece as long as they fit into the time requirement. This video should showcase your theatrical performance skills; the camera is simply there to record a sample of your performance ability for us to see prior to meeting you at your interview and does not need to include "acting for the camera".
When you film your video, choose a well-lit, quiet place with a plain, solid colored background so that you can be clearly seen and heard. Watch your video after you upload it to ensure everything has uploaded properly. If you cannot preview your video in your Blue Demon Domain portfolio after uploading it, we won't be able to view it either!
Optional: If you have additional filmmaking skills you would like to demonstrate, you may submit a second video (5 minutes maximum) in your portfolio section. Please make clear your contribution to the second video (as director, writer, editor, etc.) Do not upload a supplemental video until you have uploaded your required video!

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