Acting (B.F.A.)

Admissions

Admissions

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Process

  • Step 1: Apply to Ithaca College via the Common Application (a $60 fee applies)
  • Step 2: Apply to the Department of Theatre Arts by uploading audition materials to Acceptd.
  • Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid.
  • Step 4: After an invitation from the department is extended, arrange for an audition.
  • Step 5: Audition

Deadlines

PLEASE NOTE: The Early Action/Early Decision option will not be offered to applicants in musical theatre or acting, due to the timing of the audition process.

The Regular Admissions Deadline for the Common Application and the Acceptd application for BFA Acting has passed.

You will not receive any further notification regarding your prescreening until your applications (Common Application and Acceptd) are complete.

Requirements

All candidates will be asked to upload the following to Acceptd:

  • A brief résumé (.pdf), including theatrical activities in high school, during summers, honors and awards received, leadership activities or offices held, and other significant non-theatrical activities.
  • A current headshot or recent photo (.pdf).
  • Two memorized contrasting monologues, each of which is 60-90 seconds in length, including the slate. Please upload a separate video for each monologue.
  • Optional Wild Card Video: The Wild Card media is not 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 passion speech, an instrument that you play, etc. “What do you want us to know about you?” and “What makes you unique?”.

Note: Monologues must be memorized and rehearsed. The character should be within your age range. Your goal should not be to show us how far you can stretch. We are looking for your ability to play the actions inherent in the text and to reveal the inner life of the character as it intersects with your own experience, imagination and understanding.

For Your Audition

If an invitation for a live audition is extended, it is expected that you will present the same monologues uploaded to Acceptd for the pre-screen application. Please bring one copy of your headshot and résumé to the audition.

Audition Dates

OUR 2019-20 AUDITION DATES ARE:

Ithaca: Ithaca College Dillingham Center, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca NY

December 7, 2019 ~ January 25, 2020 ~ February 1, 2020 ~ February 15, 2020

Morning Sessions -- All Majors

  • 8:00-8:30 Check in
  • 8:30 Group Orientation (parents welcome!)
  • 9:00 TAM, Theatre Studies, and TP&D-specific orientations
  • 9:00 Warm-Ups and Movement Exercises (performance majors)
  • 9:30 Interviews Begin (TAM, Theatre Studies, and TP&D)
  • 9:45 Transition to Auditions (performance majors)
  • 10:00 Auditions Begin (performance majors)
  • 2:00 End of Session

New York: Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, New York

January 17, 2020: Acting, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Studies

January 18, 2020: Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts Management*, Theatre Studies*, and Theatre Production & Design*

January 19, 2020, morning only: Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts Management*, Theatre Studies*, and Theatre Production & Design*

* Interviews on these dates will take place at Homewood Suites, 312 West 37th Street, New York

Unified Auditions has a limited number of rooms in a room block at the New Yorker hotel and the Even Hotel.

Morning Sessions

  • 9:00-9:30 Check in
  • 9:30 Group Orientation (parents welcome!)
  • 10:00 Theatre Studies and TP&D-specific orientations
  • 10:00 Warm-Ups and Movement Exercises (performance majors)
  • 10:30 Interviews Begin (Theatre Studies and TP&D)
  • 10:30 Transition to Auditions (performance majors)
  • 10:40 Auditions Begin (performance majors)
  • 1:30 End of Session

Afternoon Sessions

  • 1:30-2:00 Check in
  • 2:00 Group Orientation (parents welcome!)
  • 2:30 Theatre Studies and TP&D-specific orientations
  • 2:30 Warm-Ups and Movement Exercises (performance majors)
  • 3:00 Interviews begin (Theatre Studies and TP&D)
  • 3:00 Transition to Auditions (performance majors)
  • 3:10 Auditions Begin (performance majors)
  • 6:00 End of Session

Chicago: Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Burnham 1, 7th floor

February 3, 2020: Acting and Musical Theatre

February 4, 2020: Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Studies, Theatre Production & Design

February 5, 2020: Acting and Musical Theatre

Morning Sessions

  • 8:00-8:30 Check in
  • 8:30 Group Orientation (parents welcome!)
  • 9:00 Theatre Studies and TP&D-specific orientations (Tuesday, Feb 5 only)
  • 9:00 Warm-Ups and Movement Exercises (performance majors)
  • 9:30 Interviews Begin (Theatre Studies and TP&D - Tuesday, Feb 5 only)
  • 9:30 Transition to Auditions (performance majors)
  • 9:40 Auditions Begin (performance majors)
  • 1:00 End of Session

Afternoon Sessions

  • 1:00-1:30 Check in
  • 1:30 Group Orientation (parents welcome!)
  • 2:00 Theatre Studies and TP&D-specific orientations (Theatre Studies and TP&D - Tuesday, Feb 5 only)
  • 2:00 Warm-Ups and Movement Exercises (performance majors)
  • 2:30 Interviews Begin (Tuesday, Feb 5 only)
  • 2:30 Transition to Auditions (performance majors)
  • 2:40 Auditions Begin (performance majors)
  • 6:00 End of Session

Los Angeles: Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W Century Blvd, Midway Room 2nd floor

February 8, 2020: Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Studies, and Theatre Production & Design

Unified Auditions has a limited number of rooms in a room block at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel.

Schedule

  • 11:00-11:30am Check in
  • 11:30 Group Orientation (parents welcome!)
  • 12:00pm Theatre Studies and TP&D-specific orientations
  • 12:00pm Warm-Ups and Movement Exercises (performance majors)
  • 12:30 Interviews Begin (Theatre Studies and TP&D)
  • 12:30 Transition to Auditions (performance majors)
  • 12:40 Auditions Begin (performance majors)
  • 4:00pm End of Session

updated 12/3/19 3:00 p.m.

Questions?
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