ACTING B.F.A. REQUIREMENTS 2018-2019

After August 1, 2018:

Apply for admission online at HTTP://ADMISSIONS.PSU.EDU. Priority consideration for freshmen admission to University Park is given to complete applications filed by November 30. Your application must be complete (submitted online, and your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores are here) to receive a prescreen decision. Log into your MYPENNSTATE account to check your application status.

TO RECEIVE MAXIMUM CONSIDERATION FOR ALL FORMS OF FINANCIAL AID, STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THEIR ACADEMIC APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 30, AND AUDITION PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2019. 

Applying  for Penn State’s B.F.A. in Acting is a PRESCREEN - 

Step 1:
All students interested in auditioning for the Acting B.F.A. must submit the following via digital upload HERE.
- Headshot/Photo
- Resume
- Essay Response: "Why do you want to be an actor?"
Video Requirements: 
- Two contrasting monologues (each no longer than ninety seconds)
 

PRESCREEN NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE MADE ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:
PRESCREEN SUBMITTED AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 30 -- WILL RECEIVE DECISION BY OCTOBER 12
PRESCREEN SUBMITTED OCTOBER 1- NOVEMBER 30 -- WILL RECEIVE DECISION BY JANUARY 7
PRESCREEN SUBMITTED AFTER NOVEMBER 30 -- WILL RECEIVE DECISIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS


Step 2: 
Students who are invited to audition in-person will be contacted prior to their audition and informed which monologue they should have prepared for their audition date. Each audition will consist of:
- Q&A session with current students and faculty
- Full body warm-up
- Group work session and individual auditions
- Short interview

SUBMIT YOUR PRESCREEN
 

2018-2019 AUDITION DATES: ON-CAMPUS AUDITIONS ONLY
DECEMBER 1, 2018
DECEMBER 8, 2018
JANUARY 26, 2019
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
 

 

 

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