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BFA Theatre Technology

An interview is required to be considered for admission. Interviews must be pre-scheduled using our online reservation system. In-person interviews are held on campus in Chicago, and in select regional locations. If an in-person interview cannot be scheduled phone and Skype interviews are also available.

The portfolio should be brought to the interview. If you interview via phone or Skype the portfolio should be uploaded electronically on your DePaul Portal in advance of the interview.

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About the interview

You will interview one-on-one with the faculty head of the program to which you are applying. 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, programs of study, student life and anything else you would like to discuss.

About the portfolio

The best way to put together a portfolio is to select 10 to 20 pieces from your work which demonstrate the strength and depth of your theatrical abilities and exposure. The selection of pieces in you portfolio tell us a great deal about you, so thoughtfully and carefully choose those pieces you think best show your talent and potential for further development in your chosen major.

Theatre Technology applicants should present materials which support the experience listed in your resume. If you have a portfolio of technical drawings or draftings, present them along with pictorial representation of the executed drawings. Beginning technicians who do not have a portfolio of drawings/draftings may use slides, photographs, or their resume to show the work they have done.