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Audition Requirements and Scholarships for Theatre Majors

***WE HAVE ADDED A ZOOM AUDITION DAY FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AUDTIONING FOR BFA DEGREE PROGRAMS AND/OR THEATRE SCHOLARSHIPS.***  The zoom audition will take place on Saturday, February 13 starting at 12:00 noon.  Please submit an application form indicating that you will attend this virtual audition and we will send you a Zoom link with a time for your audition or interview.  PLEASE NOTE: you can also submit your audition or materials virtually and instructions are listed below.

For the February 13th audition/interview day, please prepare the following material depending on your intended degree track:

BFA Degree with a Concentration in Musical Theatre: Two contrasting 32 bar cuts and a monologue no longer than 60 seconds.

BFA Degree with a Concentration in Design/Technology: Portfolio presentation or any other materials that represent your work such as plots, renderings, production books, etc.

BFA Degree with a Concentration in Acting:  Two contrasting monologues no longer than 60 seconds (no dialects and roughly age appropriate, please).

BA/BS Degree Scholarship Applicants: One monologue no longer than 60 seconds (no dialects and roughly age appropriate, please).

Please contact Kristi Carter at kcarter1@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6210 with any questions. Thanks for your interest in Theatre at UM!

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Auditions for BFA Theatre degree programs with concentrations in Musical Theatre, Technical/Design and Acting, as well as Scholarships for potential BFA and BA/BS Theatre students, will be held through online submissions for 2020-2021. Deadline for submissions will be through February 22, 2021 and we will extend offers after March 1,2021.  Please email Kristi Carter at kcarter1@montevallo.edu or call (205) 665-6210 during normal business hours with any questions.

Potential Theatre majors must also submit an application here through Award Spring to be considered for other university-wide scholarships.

*For BFA Musical Theatre, Acting and BA/BS students, please email a link to your audition materials to David Callaghan at callaghand@montevallo.edu We suggest using Dropbox (free) or Youtube.

* For BFA Design/Technology students, please email a link to your application materials in a PDF file to Kyle Moore at kmoore22@montevallo.edu  We suggest using Dropbox (free) or Google Drive.

BFA with a concentration in Musical Theatre

*Two memorized roughly 32 bar song cuts in contrasting styles

*A monologue no longer than 60 seconds (no dialects and roughly your own age preferred)

*Submit a self-tape of yourself doing the 60 second Ballet combination demonstrated in the following link by senior BFA student Lavaun Thompson; choreographed by UM faculty member Therese Laeger. Please note this is an assessment of where you are currently in your training, and we are looking at all aspects of your audition and potential in your audition materials.

Ballet Combination Video
or watch on YOUTUBE

*In addition, please submit a self-tape of yourself doing a 60 second dance combination of your choice.

*Please speak to why you are applying to the UM Theatre Department and your goals after graduation.

BFA with a concentration in Acting

*Two memorized contrasting monologues no longer than 60 seconds. (no dialects and roughly your own age preferred)

*Please speak to why you are applying to the UM Theatre Department and your goals after graduation.

BA/BS Theatre Degree

*A memorized monologue no longer than 60 seconds (no dialects and roughly your own age preferred)

*Please speak to why you are applying to the UM Theatre Department and your goals after graduation.  Also, what area or areas of Theatre are you interested in learning about?

BFA with a concentration in Design/Technology

* Please upload a portfolio of your work in a PDF file representing any designs or specific projects such as carpentry, sewing, lighting, make-up, or other projects displaying related skills. Renderings, samples of drafting, and photographs of realized work should be included in the portfolio if available.

*Please speak to why you are applying to the UM Theatre Department and your goals after graduation.  Also, what is your primary area of concentration to-date, but what other areas of design/technology would you like to explore?