ACTING B.F.A. REQUIREMENTS 2019-2020

After August 1, 2019:

Apply for admission online through the Common Application, the Coalition Application or Penn State's own application 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 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. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY AND SUBMIT PRESCREENS IS DECEMBER 31, 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:
PRESCREENS SUBMITED AUGUST 1 - SEPT 30 -- NOTIFIED OCTOBER 18, 2019
PRESCREENS SUBMITTED OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 31 -- NOTIFIED JANUARY 6, 2020



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
 

2019-2020 AUDITION DATES: ON-CAMPUS AUDITIONS ONLY
DECEMBER 7, 2019
DECEMBER 14, 2019
JANUARY 25, 2020
FEBRUARY 1, 2020
FEBRUARY 22, 2020

 

 

 

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Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255

Email: theatre@psu.edu

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