The ACU Theatre program offers a BFA in seven different tracks: Acting, Dance, Design/Tech, Directing, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education, and Theatre Ministry. You may audition for up to two tracks at the same time.
Admission to the ACU Theatre Department is by audition (performers, directors, education and ministry tracks) or interview (designers/technical theatre).
Open auditions (no screening video required) for a place in the August incoming class for both new students and currently enrolled ACU students considering a theatre major will be held November. Admission to the University is required before your audition. Please register for an audition.
To be considered for an invitation to a callback on-campus in January or February for a place in the incoming class, please submit a short audition video of your work. Instructions for composing your audition video will be emailed to you after you have completed the audition registration information.
You will hear back from us by the first week in January to know if you have been selected for an on-campus callback audition and interview.
To be accepted into the Theatre major program at ACU, you must:
The audition/interview registration application requires the following:
For open auditions in November, students desiring Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education or Directing should prepare one 60-second monologue. A scene will be provided in advance and will be coached at the audition. Singers (required for Musical Theatre, optional for other tracks) should prepare a verse and chorus of a Broadway-style song along with the 60-second monologue. An accompanist will be provided, but please also bring recorded accompaniment to the audition. Bring your sheet music mounted on card stock or in a three-ring binder. A dance audition (musical theatre/jazz combo) will be required for Musical Theatre students and is optional for the Acting track. Bring appropriate dance clothes and shoes.
Designers, Directors and Theatre Education and Theatre Ministry tracks should prepare a portfolio including drawings, photos, press articles, etc. demonstrating your work or showing your dreams. Be prepared to discuss your experience and goals during your interview.
Details on composing an audition Screening Video in consideration of a callback on-campus in January or February will be emailed to you when your audition registration is received. We look forward to hearing from you!