BFA ACTING AUDITION
I. University Application
Applicants for all BFA programs in Dramatic Arts must submit a completed application to the University of Connecticut Admissions Office. You must be accepted into the University before you can be accepted into the BFA program. Information and application forms are available from: Admissions Office, UConn, 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088, Storrs, CT 06269-3088, (860) 486-3137. On your application, indicate your wish to enter the School of Fine Arts and to major in Acting within the Department of Dramatic Arts. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO APPLY TO THE UNIVERSITY BEFORE YOUR AUDITION DATE. The application deadline is February 1st 2013. Even if you schedule a February audition with us, the University still requires your application by February 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS.
II. Acting Audition
Those applying for the BFA program in Acting must also audition for and be interviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of the performance faculty. It is to your advantage to audition as early as possible, so the sooner we can schedule you, the better. Auditions for the next Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting class, which will begin training in late August of 2012, will be held at 15-minute intervals beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:
UPCOMING AUDITION DATES
Auditions for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting Program at the University of Connecticut are scheduled at 15-minute intervals beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the dates listed below:
**AUDITION DATES FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN 2013 WILL BE Saturday and Sunday February 2nd and 3rd, 2013; Saturday, February 9th, 2013; Saturday and Sunday, February 16th and 17th, 2013
To schedule a BFA Acting audition, please call (860) 486-2281 and ask to speak to the department recruiter or email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1st, 2013.
WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO APPLY TO THE UNIVERSITY BEFORE YOUR AUDITION DATE.
Please click HERE for a PDF list of materials required prior to your BFA audition.
Nature of the Audition
Please read the following instructions closely before preparing your audition. Presenting an audition that does not conform to guidelines about content, form and duration will put you at a distinct disadvantage in an already competitive process.
1 –Two contrasting monologues, memorized and not longer than 4 minutes total. One should be from a contemporary play, and one should be from a verse piece from a Shakespearean play. In addition to the two monologues you will be required to sing a song not longer then 30 seconds or 16 bars. Make sure to bring a tape/cd of the music and a battery powered tape/cd player and it is working and cured to the proper place. We are interested in how you handle a lyric and melody, even if you do not consider yourself a singer.
2- There will be a 40 minute group warm-up session. Please wear clothes appropriate to warm-up. You will have time after the warm-up to change into your audition clothes.
3 - Please bring a headshot and résumé with you. Include your telephone number and address on the résumé. (If you don’t have an 8x10 headshot, a recent photo is acceptable).
4 - There will be one chair available for your use. If you need it, place it where you want it prior to your introduction.
5 - Before you begin performing your pieces, give us the following information only: your name, the character’s
name, and the title and author of the play from which your monologue is taken.
6 - The faculty strongly advises that you avoid any regional dialect or foreign accent in your audition, even if the
script clearly calls for such accents. We feel that accents too often obscure a student’s native acting ability –
it is that acting ability we wish to evaluate.