Theatre Production & Design | Design & Technology (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 interview materials to Acceptd.
  • Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid.
  • Step 4: After an invitation from the department is extended, arrange for an interview.
  • Step 5: Interview (either in-person or by phone/skype)

Deadlines

PLEASE NOTE: The Early Action option will not be offered to applicants in music or theatre due to the timing of the audition and interview process.

The Early Decision Deadline for the Common Application and the Acceptd application is November 1st for B.F.A. Theatrical Production & Design, B.A. Theatre Studies, B.S. Theatre Arts Management only.

The deadline for applying to B.F.A Theatre Production & Design, B.A. Theatre Studies and B.S. Theatre Arts Management is February 1st, 2020. Please complete your Common App and Acceptd profile by this deadline. This deadline has been extended.

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 using PDF format:

  • A brief résumé, 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
  • A concise personal statement (250 words or less) specific to the applicant's intended degree of study. For example, what do you hope to achieve by pursuing this particular major and how do you envision your studies helping you prepare for your future? This statement should outline the particular interest the applicant has in attending the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts, and is an important part of the file review. General statements submitted for other college applications are not appropriate for this requirement.
  • For Visual Design & Technology interested students upload 10-20 photos (no videos) of productions you have designed or helped to mount, examples of special design or technical skills such as sewing, computer graphics or drafting, two- or three-dimensional art. Note: Images should be no higher than 72 dpi for ease of uploading. We also ask that you label your images with a title that describes your work. For example, you might title an image that shows your poster design "Poster Design for Gypsy."
  • For Sound Design interested students upload 1-3 short videos (no more than one minute each) consisting of a montage of 3-5 still photos of the production set to examples of the music/soundscape. Videos must be in a format supported by Quicktime 10.x.

For Your Interview

The materials that you submitted online will be reviewed during your interview. There is no need to bring a physical portfolio or any other materials such as letters of recommendation etc.

Interview Dates

OUR 2019-20 INTERVIEW 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

Skype Sessions -- Theatre Studies, Theatre Production & Design, Theatre Arts Management Only

  • On Ithaca audition days, we also schedule Skype interviews for students who are unable to come to campus.
  • Skype interviews are scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Confirmation of interview time will be sent three days prior to interview date.

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?
  • Call our main office during business hours. (607) 274-3345.
  • Send us an email. We'll try to get back within 24 hours.
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