BFA Application and Audition

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 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, 2020 – Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration.

Freshman Application: January 15, 2021 – University Application/Common Application

It is best to submit your University application before coming to an audition. Admission decisions to the University will not be made until Undergraduate Admissions receives results of your audition.

For questions concerning your undergraduate application, please contact:
UConn School of Fine Arts Admissions Coordinator
Elizabeth Foody
(860) 486-2678
elizabeth.foody@uconn.edu

 

Acting Audition:

Those applying for the BFA program in Acting must also 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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, all acting auditions will be scheduled and submitted virtually at our accept’d platform :

https://app.getacceptd.com/uconn

Accept’d Materials:
◦ A one-page essay
Submit an essay stating your educational and career goals. Reflect on Curiosity, Courage and Collaboration and how they apply to your life and artistic aspirations.

◦ A digital version of your Headshot

◦ A digital version of your Resume
Include past shows, projects outside of school, honors projects, special training, etc.

◦ Two references
The name, phone number, email address and relationship to you of two people who can discuss your potential as an actor (e.g. a high school drama teacher, high school director,
professional community director, honors program director, guidance counselor, etc.)

◦ A video of a one-minute monologue
Choose a character that is within your casting age and range. Your piece must be thoroughly memorized. It may be contemporary, classic, comic or dramatic.

 

YOUR LIVE VIRTUAL AUDITION:

After submitting your Accept’d materials, schedule a live virtual audition appointment and interview at https://app.getacceptd.com/uconn

Live Virtual  Audition Dates:

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021

 

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 on content, form and duration will put you at a disadvantage in a competitive process.

  1. 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.

2. 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 prerecorded.

*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, and (for each piece) the character’s name, 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, Director of  BFA Acting

**WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO APPLY TO THE UNIVERSITY BEFORE YOUR AUDITION.**