Auditions and Portfolio Reviews | School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

Dancers audition in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance

Dance Auditions

Students who wish to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance programs at Kent State must participate in a dance audition for admission. An audition is not required for admission to the dance minor, but dance minors who wish to enroll in professional level dance courses must participate in an audition. Dance program auditions are held twice in the fall and twice in the spring.

Musical Theatre Auditions

Students interested in enrolling in the Musical Theatre program must participate in an audition and demonstrate potential for success in the areas of acting, voice, and dance. Auditions for the Musical Theatre program are held in the fall and spring.

An MFA in Acting for the Returning Professional candidate performs in a School of Theatre and Dance production.

MFA in Acting for the Returning Professional Auditions

Individuals interested in applying for the Master of Fine Arts in Acting for the Returning Professional program are required to participate in an audition. Auditons are held at the School of Theatre and Dance once per year, at URTA in Chicago and New York, and by appointment.

Lighting design student in E. Turner Stump Theatre

Design/Tech Portfolio Requirements

Individuals interested in applying for admission to the graduate Design and Technology programs in Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, and Theatre Technology must prepare an entrance portfolio for faculty members to review prior to admission.