To be fully admitted into the School of Stage & Screen as a:
BFA-Theatre/Musical Theatre concentration major, you must:
- Apply to the School. Down the Application Form (Word) from the Stage & Screen Admission Requirement page, fill it out, and mail it to the address listed on the form.
- Be admitted to Western Carolina University. Note: admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the School of Stage & Screen.
- Complete a satisfactory live audition for the Stage & Screen faculty. Audition requirements are listed below.
- Submit a letter of reference concerning your prospect for professional study.
- Submit a head shot (or recent photo)
- Submit a resume
Audition Dates for Fall 2016 Admission are:
- Saturday, November 7th, 2015
- Saturday, February 20st, 2016
- Saturday, March 12th, 2016
- Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Please make every effort to audition on one of these days. In special circumstances, other dates may be arranged by contacting the School of Stage & Screen office at 828-227-7491.
You must audition by March 12th, 2016 in order to receive full consideration for admission and scholarships.
Applicants must prepare two songs (One 32 bars and One 16 Bars) from a standard contemporary (anything after 1970) Broadway repertoire: a ballad that shows a sustained legato line and an “up tempo” number. Please come with music prepared in a 3 ring binder and bars clearly marked start to stop to accommodate the accompanist. Here is a web site that might help you with ideas on songs and monologues: http://auditioningforcollege.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/do-not-lists/.
An accompanist will be provided.
Applicants must perform 1 comical or dramatic monologue from a contemporary play or musical (not from a movie or television show) that last 1.5 - 2 mins in length. [Please do not use any monologues from the following plays: Our Town, Promedy, Star Spangled Girl, Fantasticks, Funny Girl or any Shakespeare]
All candidates must participate in a dance class (warm-up and several combinations). Applicants must wear standard rehearsal attire or clothing and shoes that allow for ease of movement. Sandals and tennis shoes are not considered proper attire.