Apply to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance

Admission to all majors within the School of Theatre Arts and Dance requires additional steps beyond the UNC application

Application requirements may include an audition, interview, or essay. We conduct auditions on campus, at various thespian festivals and events around the country, at the Unified auditions, and through video submission. Learn more about our application process and 2017-2018 audition opportunities below.

The Theatre Arts application for Fall 2018 admission will open in early September.

Questions?

Melanie Poston
Recruitment Coordinator
melanie.poston@unco.edu
970-351-1921

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On-Campus Auditions and Interviews

2017-2018 Audition Dates

On-campus auditions/interviews for Fall 2018 admission will be held on the following days:

  • Friday, November 3rd, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
  • Friday, March 2nd, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (Acting and Musical Theatre only)

Applicants will select their audition date through the UNC Theatre application, which opens in September.

Scholarship Auditions

Students admitted to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance may be considered for a talent scholarship award based on their admission audition.

Talent Scholarship information

2016-2017 Application Requirements

May be subject to change for the 2017-2018 audition season.

  • Acting
    Application Requirements
    • Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Headshot
    • Audition
    Audition Requirements

    Two contrasting monologues not to exceed two minutes total.

  • Design and Technology
    Application Requirements
    • Resume
    • Two to Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Copy of Transcript
    • Portfolio (if available)
    • Interview
    Interview Requirements
    • 15 Minute Interview with Faculty
    • Design Portfolio Presentation (if available)
    • Review of Transcript

     

  • Musical Theatre
    Application Requirements
    • Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Headshot
    • Audition
    Audition Requirements
    • 16-32 bars each from two songs of your choice (at least one piece must be musical theatre)
    • 30-second to one-minute monologue
    • Optional: If you are a dancer, you may include a short dance in your allotted audition time

    An accompanist will be provided.

  • Theatre Education
    Application Requirements
    • Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Copy of Transcript
    • Supplemental Questions
    • Interview

    Applicants to the Theatre Education program must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Interview Requirements
    • 15 Minute Interview with Faculty
    • Review of Transcript
  • Theatre Studies
    Application Requirements
    • Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • 300-word typewritten essay describing your passion for the art of theatre and any future career goals

Video Auditions

If you are unable to audition in person at an on-campus audition day or off-campus festival, you may choose to submit a video audition through our Theatre Arts application. If you live in Colorado, we prefer that you complete your audition in person.


Unified Auditions

New York, Chicago, Los Angeles

UNC will conduct auditions for Acting and Musical Theatre during the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles unifieds in Spring 2018. To reserve a unified audition time with UNC, please complete our Theatre Arts application. Walk-ins are also accepted at the unified auditions.


Off-Campus Auditions

Representatives from the The School of Theatre Arts and Dance travel to festivals and events around the country for admission auditions. For a list of off-campus college fairs and other opportunities to meet a UNC Arts representative outside of Colorado, please visit our Arts Admission Travel page.

Washington State Thespian Festival

October 14th, 2017

Seattle, WA

North Texas Drama Auditions

November 16th & 17th, 2017

Plano, TX

Arizona Thespian Festival

November 17th & 18th, 2017

Phoenix, AZ

Booker T. Washington High School Showcase

November 18th, 2017

Dallas, TX

Greater San Antonio Auditions

November 20th, 2017

San Antonio, TX

Colorado ThesCon

December 7th - 9th, 2017

Denver, CO

New York Unified Auditions

January 20th - 21st, 2018*

New York, NY

Chicago Unified Auditions

February 5th - 8th, 2018*

Chicago, IL

Los Angeles Unified Auditions

February 10th - 11th, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

*Exact dates of UNC auditions TBD.

 

APPLICATION QUESTIONS?

Contact Melanie Poston at 970-351-1921 or melanie.poston@unco.edu