First Year Student Admission

Each year, approximately 17 students enroll in the acting (BFA) major at BW. Auditions are required for all students applying to the acting (BFA) major.

Schedule Your Audition

As you complete the application for admission, you will be asked to request your audition date. Auditions are filled on a first-come basis after the receipt of the application and audition fee. Audition spots may fill well in advance of the application deadlines. The application and audition fee must be submitted by November 1 to audition in November and by January 15 to audition in February.

Audition Dates for Fall 2022 Enrollment

On-Campus Auditions

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Saturday, February 26, 2022

Off-Campus Audition

November 13, 2021 - BW Audition Day (virtual)
November 19, 2021 - Moonifieds, Dallas, TX (Moonfield members only)

Audition Fee

Please submit your audition fee using your applicant portal after submitting your application. Instructions for logging into your applicant portal are emailed once your application is received. Auditions are scheduled AFTER the audition fee is received. Students who wish to audition for both a Conservatory program and the acting (BFA) program are offered a special audition rate of $150.

Your Audition

Live auditions for the acting (BFA) program will be conducted both in person and virtually. Each student will have approximately 10 minutes with the panel to audition and interview. Prepare two contrasting monologues, for example, one comedic and one dramatic. We welcome heightened classical monologues such as Shakespeare, but this is not a requirement. Your two contrasting monologues should not exceed three minutes in total. The remaining time will be a discussion with the faculty panel.

Admission Notification

Because the application process for the acting (BFA) major requires an audition, a decision notification regarding your admission status will be sent by December 8 or March 9, depending on when BW receives your application materials and when you complete your audition.