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School of Theatre & Dance
BFA Musical Theatre
Program Auditions

BFA MUSICAL THEATRE PRESCREEN AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Admission into the BFA Theatre Arts program(s) requires additional, no-cost application, portfolio, or pre-screen items. More information and specific requirements can be found at Accept'd.

In addition to their TTU University Application, students interested in declaring for the BFA Musical Theatre program for the 2025-2026 academic year must submit a prescreen audition and supplemental materials via Acceptd.

This pre-screen audition will also serve as a scholarship audition for prospective students interested in applying for School of Theatre and Dance scholarships, provided you apply by the priority deadline of January 31, 2025.

Additional University-wide scholarships and external scholarships can be found on the Scholarship Webpage. Please note that the priority deadline for university-wide scholarships is December 1, 2024.

Acceptd Online Prescreen Auditions

Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.

Slate

  • Slate at the beginning of each piece – please share your name, the title of the play, and the playwright

Songs

Students should prepare 2-contrasting pieces:

One BALLAD (required)

  • Song file should be 60-90 seconds (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds).
  • Please sing to live or recorded accompaniment. No "a cappella" singing.
  • Song should be filmed in a ¾ shot, which means the top of the head to the knees should be visible in the frame.

One UPTEMPO (required)

  • Song file should be 60-90 seconds (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds).
  • Please sing to live or recorded accompaniment. No "a cappella" singing.
  • Song should be filmed in a ¾ shot, which means the top of the head to the knees should be visible in the frame.

Monologues

One Contemporary Monologue (written after 1950, required)

  • Monologues must be from a published play.
  • Monologues cannot be from television shows or movies.
  • Monologue file should be 60-90 seconds in length (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds).
  • No accents, please.
  • Contemporary monologue should be filmed in a "close-up" shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.

One Classical Monologue (written before 1950, heightened text encouraged, required)

  • Classical monologue should be filmed in a "full body" shot, which means the top of the head to the feet on the floor should be visible in the frame. Only perform Shakespeare if you feel comfortable doing so.
  • No accents, please.

Dance

  • Dance media should be filmed in "full body" shot taking care to keep the student's entire body in the frame at all times.

  • Clothing should be form-fitting in order for faculty to view the student's placement of the body.

  • 60 seconds of dance, in whatever dance discipline you are most comfortable with: jazz, ballet, contemporary, tap, hip hop, or other cultural dance forms.
  • Please stick to vocabulary and steps you are familiar with and can execute well.

  • Dance media can be self-choreographed or a solo video of you featured in a show, competition, or other performance.

Wild Card (Required)

  • Submissions should be no more than 60 seconds.

  • This media can be ANYTHING you want: a special skill, an interesting story about yourself, a poem, something self-authored, an instrument that you play, etc. What do you want us to know about you? The floor is yours.

Additional Application Materials (also submitted via Acceptd)

  • Headshot
  • Theatre Resume (required)
    • No more than 1-Page in length
  • Written Composition (required)
    • 1-2 pages in length
    • Include information about your desire to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre Degree at Texas Tech

BFA Musical Theatre Callbacks

The invitation-only callbacks for students interested in the BFA ACTING/BFA Musical Theatre program for the 2024-2025 academic year are February 14 & 15, 2025. BFA program callbacks will be held on the TTU campus. To meet deadlines regarding applications for university and departmental funding, and to facilitate potential travel plans, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all pre-screening material and apply to the university itself before December 1, 2024. All applicants selected for program callbacks will be notified on or before February 7, 2025.

Though neither an alternative callback date nor Fall 2025 enrollment is guaranteed if a student application is received after January 31, 2025, the Acting/Directing faculty at the School of Theatre and Dance will continue to accept application submissions and audition pre-screens through May 1, 2025, for future consideration and acceptance into the TTU BFA Acting and Musical Theatre programs.

Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston

Questions?

Contact the Program Head

Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston
Head of Acting/Directing