Application & Audition Process

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Department of Theatre and Dance

APPLICATION & AUDITION PROCESS


212 Rockefeller Arts Center
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
716-673-3596

theatre.dance@fredonia.edu

 

The Department of Theatre and Dance will begin accepting applications for the 2017- 2018 audition season on October 1st, 2017. These auditions are intended for students interested in entering Fredonia in the Fall of 2018. Acceptance to our BFA programs is by audition only, whether you are a transfer student or first-time freshman. Acceptance to the BA Theatre Arts program is open to anyone who is academically accepted by the University.

The Department has initiated a pre-screening process for its Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Acting and Musical Theatre through Acceptd, one of the largest online admissions portals for the Fine Arts in the country. On-campus auditions are by invitation only, based on faculty review of pre-screening materials. Students wishing to audition for the BFA programs in Acting and Musical Theatre must go through the pre-screening process to be considered for an on-campus audition. If invited to an on-campus audition, you will be asked to indicate your preferred audition date. While we cannot guarantee a preferred date, we will do all we can to accommodate your schedule and travel concerns.

Students who are invited to audition for the Acting and Musical Theatre programs must attend an on-campus audition to be considered for admission to the program. This allows us to meet you in person, to listen to your audition, to ask questions, and to give you the opportunity to tour our facilities and to ask questions of us. We do not admit students to the Acting and Musical Theatre programs solely through video applications. We understand that travel to Fredonia can be a hardship for some, and under certain circumstances we will work with students for whom travel to Fredonia presents an extreme hardship. Fredonia is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Buffalo NY, which is served by air travel, bus, and Amtrak. Accommodations are available in Buffalo or Fredonia.

To begin the audition process for the Acting or Musical Theatre programs, please use this link, which will take you to the Department's audition portal page at Acceptd. There, you will find instructions for creating an Acceptd account, logging in, and uploading your material.

While on-campus auditions are preferred, students auditioning for the BFA programs in Dance and Theatrical Production and Design may audition through video submission (BFA Dance only) or through Skype interview (BFA Production/Design only). 

Video auditions will only be accepted from prospective Dance majors who live at least 200 miles from the Fredonia campus.  To arrange a video audition, please fill out the audition request form and indicate your intent to submit a video audition.  Once your request is processed, the requirements for a video audition will be sent to the email address provided on the audition request form.

Students interested in auditioning for both the BFA Dance program and either the BFA Acting or BFA Musical Theatre program may do so prior to entering Fredonia, but must do so in two separate auditions.  Alternately, students may audition for their second major in November of their first semester in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Students wishing to schedule an interview for the Theatrical Production and Design program via Skype, Facetime, or Google Hangout, must complete the audition request form and provide their username for contact purposes.  Once your request is processed, the requirements for an internet-based interview will be sent to the email address provided on the audition request form.

Fees: Please note that a prescreening fee for the BFA programs in Acting and Musical Theatre must be paid through the Acceptd website. Students scheduling an on-campus, video, or internet-based audition for any Bachelor of Fine Arts program are required to pay a $30 audition fee, payable to the Department of Theatre and Dance.  If you are invited to audition for the BFA Musical Theatre program and require an accompanist, you will also need to pay a $20 accompanist fee. You need not pay the accompanist fee until such time as you receive an invitation for an on-campus audition.  All fees may be paid here.

International Students: We will accept Acting and Musical Theatre applications from International students via the Acceptd portal. We may ask International applicants for additional material, including dance sequences and full songs. As all instruction at Fredonia is conducted in English, International students whose primary language is not English will have to pass the English Equivalency tests or TOEFL Exams. Please refer to the EC English Language Center for more information. Canadian citizens living in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton/Niagara Falls region should be able to attend an on-campus audition, as Fredonia is a three-hour drive from the Toronto metro area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance by phone at (716) 673-3596, or via email at theatre.dance@fredonia.edu. Thank you for your interest in Fredonia, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

 

2017-2018 On-Campus Audition/Interview Schedule

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Acting

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 (Spring 2018 Admission Only)
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance  (Register Here)

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 (Spring 2018 Admission Only)
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatrical Production and Design (Register Here)

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Saturday, April 7th, 2018

PAYMENT OF FEES

Please click on this link to pay your audition fee via credit card or electronic check. We cannot accept payment by personal check. If you are paying an audition fee, please select the Audition Fee button. If you need an accompanist for your BFA Musical Theatre audition, please select the $20 accompanist fee.

These fees are non-refundable, and you will not receive confirmation of your audition date and time until payment has been received.

 

Theatre & Dance

212 Rockefeller Arts Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3596
(716) 673-3621 fax