Future Students

How do I become an ACU Theatre major?

Admission to the ACU Theatre Department is by audition (performers) or interview (directors, designers). 

Register for an audition

OPEN AUDITIONS (no screening video required) for a place in the August 2017 incoming class for both new incoming students and currently enrolled ACU students considering a theatre major will be held November 4, 2016. Please register for an audition, here.

To be considered for an invitation to an on-campus callback in January or February 2017 for a place in the August 2017 incoming class, please register for a screening audition. Instructions for composing a brief audition video will be emailed to you after you have completed the audition registration information. All screening audition videos received by 5:00 pm December 15, 2016 will be considered for a Theatre departmental scholarship.

Contact us at:
325-674-2065 or theatre@acu.edu

What can I study at ACU Theatre?
Areas of study include the following tracks: Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Design/Technical, Theatre Ministry or Theatre Education.

What kind of opportunities will I have?
A typical ACU season consists of five or more productions including a large scale musical, classical productions, a Cornerstone production, student-directed works and a summer Shakespeare Festival. Students have opportunities to act, sing, dance and direct; to design costumes, sets, lights, makeup and hair; to stage manage, dramaturge, engage in stage combat and dialect work, and more!

Can I really make a living in theatre?
Absolutely! See examples of alumni who have done just that.

Why should I choose ACU Theatre?
Other universities might offer this kind of quality. But what makes ACU unique is the added dimension of the Christian worldview that defines our work as artists. At ACU Theatre you will find a group of believers who are dedicated to exploring the issues of faith and art.

If you are searching for a place to experience quality theatre, prepare yourself for a life work, and work alongside other believer-artists, ACU could very well be the school for you!


Emmy-nominated Production Designer Nelson Coates

Alumnus Nelson Coates ('84) discusses faith and the film industry in ACU Theatre Chapel. Coates is known for Flight (with Denzel Washington), The Proposal (with Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds), Secret in the Eyes (with Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts) and the Emmy-winning Stephen King's The Stand.

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