Thank you for your interest in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut. Admissions to the School of Fine Arts as a BFA Acting Major is a two-step process involving both an audition as well as the submission of a University application through the Common Application. The Common Application can be obtained from the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Application Deadlines are as follows:
Priority Freshman Application: December 1, 2021 – Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration.
Freshman Application: January 15, 2022 – University Application/Common Application
It is best to submit your University application before your audition. Admission decisions to the University will not be made until Undergraduate Admissions receives the results of your audition.
Acting Audition Day:
BFA in Acting must schedule a live virtual audition 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.
YOUR LIVE VIRTUAL AUDITION
You will perform your audition for and be interviewed by members of the performance faculty. It is to your advantage to audition as early as possible. Your audition will consist of two contrasting monologues and an accompanied song.
Follow the instructions below closely in preparing your audition. Presenting an audition that does not conform to our guidelines about content, form, and duration will put you at a disadvantage in a competitive process.
- Present two contrasting monologues that are within your casting age and range. The two pieces must be thoroughly memorized and not longer than 4 minutes total. Contrasting pieces may be contemporary, classic, comic, or dramatic.
- In addition to the two monologues, you are required to sing an accompanied song no longer than 30 seconds or 16 bars. We are interested in how you handle a lyric and melody, even if you do not consider yourself a singer. Provide your own accompaniment which may be pre-recorded.
- Perform your monologues and your song in any order you wish.
- Announce your pieces in the order in which you will perform them.
- Before you begin, give us the following information:
- your name
- the character’s name (for each piece)
- the title and the author of the play from which your material is taken
- Do not use dialects or accents other than your own in your audition, even if the script calls for such accents. We want to hear your own voice as we evaluate your audition.
We look forward to meeting you!
Kristin Wold, Head of BFA Acting