Admission to the BFA Acting program is highly competitive and is based on a required audition process with the Acting Faculty and a review of the students overall application by Admissions. Only exceptionally talented actors who can demonstrate talent, creativity and commitment will be offered admission.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT CALL THE CONSERVATORY TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION. ALL AUDITIONS ARE SCHEDULED ONLINE THROUGH YOUR MYPURCHASE ACCOUNT AS FOLLOWS:
Step 1: Your application is received and processed by Admissions (Allow up to two weeks for processing).
Step 2: Within two weeks of receipt of your application Admissions will email you to log into your online MyPurchase web account. If you do not have a MyPurchase account you will be prompted to create one.
Step 3: Follow the instructions in your MyPurchase web account to request your audition date online. A non-refundable audition fee of $50.00 is due online upon submitting your request to audition.
IMPORTANT: You must allow up to two weeks for the processing of your application before attempting to request an audition through your myPurchase account. Only after this two week application processing period has passed will your myPurchase account page provide you with the link to request an audition.
Fall 2013 Acting Program National Audition Tour - All off-campus auditions take place in conjunction with the Consortium of Conservatory Theatre Training Programs, of which Purchase is a member. However, each member school requires a separate application as well as separate audition and you must select your own individual audition for Purchase College using your online myPurchase account. The non-refundable audition fee of $50.00 must be submitted online at the time of your audition request.
Prepare two monologues: Your two monologues should be in contrasting styles (i.e. one dramatic and one comedic). One monologue must be classical and the other contemporary. Classical monologues should be Elizabethan (i.e. Shakespearean), Chekhovian, or Greek. Choose material that you connect with, that you like and that shows you to your advantage. A small assortment of chairs will be provided.
Prepare a song: Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song in any genre, preferably a capella. If you choose to sing along with music you must provide your own CD player. Be sure to test your music thoroughly to avoid surprises at your audition.
Time yourself beforehand: Total audition time must not exceed five minutes. Time yourself carefully so that you will be able to finish within the time limit without feeling pressured. Memorize the material and prepare it thoroughly so that you will feel confident about your work.
Attire: Choose audition clothing that is suitable for presenting the characters, but do not attempt costumes. Your clothing should allow freedom of movement.
Bring the following with you to the audition:
NOTE: You do NOT need to bring printed copies of your transcript or letters of recommendation to your audition.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, January 25, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
New York: @ Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. (between 36th & 37th)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Chicago: @ Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Dr.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Los Angeles: @ The Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 West Century Boulevard
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Atlanta: @ Atlanta Airport Marriot, 4711 Best Road
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
*Students who live in the New York tri-state area must attend an on-campus audition.
Students are notified of decisions on or around March 15, 2013. If you are offered admission, you will need to accept our offer in writing, and you will be required to submit enrollment and housing deposits by May 1, 2013.