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Audition & Portfolio Review Requirements

Read through the requirements for our undergraduate programs to help you prepare for your audition or portfolio date.

Art & Design (BFA) 

With the exception of Art History, Technical Art History, and Interactive Design for Media, all School of Art & Design majors require a portfolio review for admission. 

School of Art & Design BFA Portfolio Requirements

Acting

School of Theatre & Dance BFA Acting applicants are required to present two contrasting monologues. 

BFA Acting Audition Requirements

Dance

School of Theatre & Dance BA Dance applicants must participate in an interview on their audition date and should submit two audition videos. 

BA Dance Audition Requirements

Musical Theatre

The School of Theatre & Dance does not require a prescreen submission for BFA Musical Theatre applicants - requirements are for video auditions only.  

BFA Musical Theatre Audition Requirements

Puppetry

School of Theatre & Dance BFA Puppetry applicants are required to present a portfolio that shows examples of puppets you have created. 

BFA Puppetry Portfolio Requirements

Theatre (BA)

School of Theatre & Dance BA Theatre applicants should be prepared to speak about their goals and expectations from the program. 

BA Theatre Information

Theatre Design & Technology

An interview and portfolio review is required for admission consideration for all incoming School of Theatre & Dance BFA Design & Technology students. 

BFA Design & Technology Portfolio & Interview Requirements

Bassoon 

School of Music bassoon applicants are encouraged to audition with scales and two contrasting works. 

Bassoon Audition Requirements

Cello

School of Music cello applicants are encouraged to prepare with an etude, two contrasting works and scales.

Cello Audition Requirements

Clarinet

School of Music clarinet applicants are encouraged to audition with scales and two contrasting works. 

Clarinet Audition Requirements

Double Bass

School of Music students interested in a major or minor in Jazz Studies or Jazz Performance will demonstrate their ability on their instrument based on specific requirements.

Double Bass Audition Requirements

Euphonium

School of Music euphonium applicants have a variety of requirements based on their degree program. 

Euphonium Audition Requirements

Flute

School of Music flute applicants are encouraged to audition with scales and two contrasting works. 

Flute Audition Requirements

Guitar

School of Music guitar applicants will find that requirements are different based on the degree they are pursuing.

Guitar Audition Requirements

Horn

School of Music horn applicants will find different requirements based on the degree they are pursuing.

Horn Audition Requirements

Oboe

School of Music oboe applicants are encouraged to audition with scales and two contrasting works.

Oboe Audition Requirements

Percussion

School of Music percussion applicants will find guidelines for different percussion instruments.  

Percussion Audition Requirements

Piano

School of Music piano applicants must perform three works from the standard piano literature.

Piano Audition Requirements

Saxophone

School of Music saxophone audition requirements vary based on the degree you are pursuing. 

Saxophone Audition Requirements

Trombone

School of Music trombone applicants must perform two contrasting movements, at least one etude, and showcase their ability in jazz/commercial/electronic music. There are additional requirements for a degree in performance. 

Trombone Audition Requirements

Trumpet

School of Music trumpet applicants are encouraged to showcase their versatility in classical and jazz idioms. 

Trumpet Audition Requirements

Tuba

School of Music tuba applicants have a variety of requirements based on their degree program. 
 
Tuba Audition Requirements

Viola

School of Music viola applicants are encouraged to audition with an etude, two contrasting works, and scales.
 
Viola Audition Requirements

Violin

School of Music violin applicants are encouraged to audition with an etude, two contrasting works, and scales. 

Woodwind Audition Requirements

Voice

School of Music voice applicants should be prepared to present a minimum of three songs sung from memory with accompaniment.
 
Voice Audition Requirements