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Applying to the BFA Scene Design program involves submitting all required application materials and completing an interview.
All of your application materials must be received no later
February 1 or two weeks prior to your interview date, whichever date is earlier.
Before you can register for your Scene Design 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.)
Your portfolio will steer the interview conversation and should demonstrate your talent and potential as a student for the BFA Scene Design program.
Applicants should present a portfolio which includes materials that demonstrate artistic curiosity and creativity. Drawings, photographs, sketches, sculptures, paintings - and all kinds of process work - are all welcome. Set designs and draftings (including technical drawings, sketches for props, and scenic painting samples) are appropriate if you have that experience. However, they are not required.
The best way to put together a portfolio is to select 10 to 20 pieces from your work which demonstrate the strength, depth, and range of your theatrical/artistic abilities and exposure. The selection of pieces in your portfolio tells us a great deal about you, so choose the pieces you think best show your talent and potential for further development.
An interview is required of all applicants to the BFA Scene Design 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. 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.
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