The Department of Theatre offers two selective admission programs - the BFA in Theatre or the BA in Musical Theatre. These programs and our Talent Scholarships all use the same Theatre Application process. This means you can apply both to a program and for a talent scholarship through only one application.
Requirements for Incoming 2023 Students
Theatre applications require:
- Audition or materials submission on campus during an official Audition/Interview Day OR online files submission of equivalent work
- PROGRAM APPLICANTS ONLY: Résumé of theatre experience
- PROGRAM APPLICANTS ONLY: Interview by department faculty in the same manner (on campus or online) as audition or materials submission
Any program acceptance or talent scholarship award is provisional until the recipient is accepted to Marietta College, so be sure to apply to Marietta College as well.
For talent scholarships, priority is given to students who apply before February 28th. If you wish to apply for a talent scholarship after this date, contact Cas Felt (see bottom of this page) before completing your Marietta College application to ensure you can still apply.
Audition / Materials Options
If you are applying for a program — with or without a talent scholarship — choose the application option below that best fits your goals. If you are applying for a talent scholarship ONLY, choose the application option that best shows your theatrical strengths.
- BFA in Theatre program, Design and Technology track
- Design and Technology: One design/technical portfolio
- BFA in Theatre program, Directing track
- Directing: One sample of academic or dramatic writing with the optional addition of a directing portfolio
- Stage Management: Representative sample of pages from your best production book
- Communication: One sample of academic or dramatic writing
- Playwriting: One sample of dramatic writing
- BFA in Theatre program, Performance track
- Performance: Two contrasting monologues
- BA in Musical Theatre program
- Musical Theatre, On-Campus Option: Two memorized contrasting Musical Theatre style songs, one monologue, and participation in a dance call.
- Musical Theatre, Online Submission Option: Two memorized contrasting Musical Theatre style songs, one monologue, and a demonstration of the techniques of either Variant A or Variant B taught in these videos: Introduction (watch first), Variant A, Variant B. SPECIAL NOTE FOR STRONG DANCERS: If you are a strong dancer feel free to submit a video, no longer than 5 minutes in length, demonstrating two different styles of dance instead of the choreographed dance requirement.
- Theatre Talent Scholarship only
- Any of the options above OR
- Non-major Musical Theatre Option: One memorized Musical Theatre style song and one monologue
- Dance only Option (intended for dance minors): a video, no longer than 5 minutes in length, demonstrating two different styles of dance
Applying on Campus
To participate in an official Theatre Audition / Interview Day, sign up here.
- October 8, 2022
- November 12, 2022
- January 21, 2023
- February 11, 2023
Bring your résumé (program applicants only) and any required application materials to your appointment. For musical theatre applicants, an accompanist will be available, or you may bring your own backup music and use the sound system and plug-in capabilities provided.
If you are unable to visit us on campus, you can apply for a program and/or talent scholarship online.
- Prepare your file(s) for the application option you have chosen using the following formats:
- Résumé (program applicants only): PDF on a personal website or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive
- Monologue/Song/Dance Video(s): Public or unlisted video(s) on YouTube, on a personal website, or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive
- Writing sample/Directing Portfolio: PDFs on a personal website or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive
- Stage Management Sample: Slideshow (PowerPoint or Google Slides, for instance) of photos or scans of a representative sample of pages from your best production book. The file may be on a personal website or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Design/Technical Portfolio: either a digital portfolio or a slideshow (PowerPoint or Google Slides, for instance) of photos or scans of a physical portfolio. The file may be on a personal website or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Submit your file(s) through the application form: Application Form
- PROGRAM APPLICANTS ONLY: Wait for the Department of Theatre faculty to contact you to schedule a video interview.
Questions or Late Scholarship Applications