NOTE: Interviews are for applicants to the BFA Theatre Design Technology program only. Registrations for eligible candidates will be confirmed by email within 3-5 business days. If you are ineligible for an audition you will be notified as quickly as possible.
We apologize for the delay in making interview registration available to you. Our recent transition to a new software system created a number of technical issues that required our attention in order to assure the most seamless process for you. We appreciate your patience and are pleased that we can now offer you the opportunity to register for your talent review. Thank you.
Admission to the BFA Theatre Design/Technology program is highly selective and is based on a required interview with the Design/Technology faculty and a review of the students overall application by Admissions. Only exceptionally talented students who can demonstrate a high level of ability, creativity and commitment in the interview will be offered admission.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT CALL THE DEPARTMENT TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW. ALL INTERVIEWS ARE SCHEDULED ONLINE. The non-refundable interview fee of $50.00 must be submitted online at the time of your audition request.
Read Night of the Iguana: Read the play Night of the Iguana, by Tennessee Williams. Questions about this play will be asked during the interview.
Prepare a Resume: Your resume should include a complete list of your theatrical experiences. It should include titles of works, duties performed, locations of performances and the name of the directors, designers and stage managers with whom you have worked. Bring one copy of your resume with you to the interview.
Prepare a Portfolio: Prepare and bring with you to the interview a portfolio that includes examples of design and/ or technical work that you have done in high school, community theatres, summer stock, or at other colleges.
Letters of Recommendation: Please bring two letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes) with you when you come for your interview.
Photograph of yourself: Please bring a photograph of yourself to the interview.
About the Portfolio:
Your portfolio materials should reflect your interest and/or work in one of the following potential areas of specialization:
Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scene Design, Costume Technology, Stage Management, or Technical Direction/Production Management.
Portfolio materials can include the following for each respective specialization:
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - THIS DATE IS FULLY BOOKED AND CLOSED
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
*New York: @ Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. (between 36th & 37th)
Saturday, January 25, 2014
THE FOLLOWING NEW YORK CITY DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED:
Saturday, Februray 1, 2014
Chicago: @ Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Dr.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Skype/telephone interviews are available, if needed. Students requesting a Skype interview whould register online for the March 11, 2014 interview date following the process listed above. Once you have registered for an interview, please email email@example.com to notify the department that you would like to interview via Skype.
Applicants will be notified of decisions within two to three weeks of their interviews. If you are offered admission, you will need to accept our offer in writing and you will be required to submit an enrollment deposit by May 1, 2014.