First Year Student Admission

Acting (BFA) Audition

Each year, approximately 16 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 2021 Enrollment

On-Campus Auditions - Spring 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Off-Campus Audition

November 17-19, 2020 - Moonifieds, Dallas, TX

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

Due to COVID-19, auditions for the BFA in Acting will be conducted through a virtual live-streaming Zoom format. 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 15 or March 20, depending on when BW receives your application materials and when you complete your audition.