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Bachelor of Arts, Theatre (Acting) - Admission requirements

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre (Acting) - Admission requirements

1. Apply to ASU as a Theatre major

When you apply to Arizona State University, you will be asked to indicate your intended major.

2.  Submit the Undergraduate Theatre Concentration Application.

The concentration is targeted for dedicated hard-working ASU actors who want to hone their acting skills and professional development.

What do you get by being in the Concentration?

  • Guest Artist Workshops and Lectures and Master Classes
  • One-on-one mentoring with faculty
  • Preparation for working in the profession

Required classes for the Concentration

In addition to required core courses, the acting concentration consists of 24 semester hours. The first nine hours are taken as pre- or co-requisites grade of C or higher:

THP 272 Acting: Introduction to Movement (3)

THP 277 Acting: Introduction to Voice (3)

THP 202/Acting II: Scene Study (3)

THE/THF 220: Principles of Dramatic Analysis (3)

After admission to the concentration, you are required to take fifteen semester hours in acting elective course work at 300-400 level. You must audition for at least one Main Stage production and one student film each semester. In addition, each semester you will be required to attend several meetings with the concentration and your assigned mentor.

 

Acting Concentration Eligibility Requirements

The concentration does not exclude students based on lack of experience. We seek to mirror the ideals of ASU’s charter: To be measured not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include and how they succeed.

To be eligible for the Acting concentration, students must:

  • Be, or intend to be, a declared B.A. Theatre major
  • Earn a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for SoMDT courses 
  • Earn a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 in overall University courses
  • Be willing to complete a production assignment every semester

 

When to Apply

Application for admission into the Acting Concentration is suggested at the end of the freshman year to allow three years of academic supervision (first-semester freshmen will be considered for an interview in exceptional situations). Advanced individuals, however, may apply as sophomores or juniors, completing the program in a minimum of four semesters. Transfer students should apply for the Concentration during their first semester at ASU.  

Admission Deadlines:    Spring 2022 (Jan. 2022 start)            Applications should be received by November 17, 2021    5pm MST

                                          Fall 2022 (Aug. 2022 start)                Applications should be received by April 15, 2022          5pm MST

 

Interview Dates

  • Admission for Spring 2022 (Jan. 2022 start):  December 3, 2021           9:00am        Nelson Fine Arts Center (FAC) 133
  • Admission for Fall 2022 (Aug. 2022 start):       April 22, 2022               12:15pm       Nelson Fine Arts Center (FAC) 133

 

How to Apply

The Application process is meant to establish an understanding of each student's abilities and aspirations for the future. 

To apply, a student must complete the Undergraduate Theatre Concentration Application.   

The following materials must be uploaded to your application:

  • A Letter of Intent, expressing why you are interested in the concentration
  • A Theatre Resume, outlining your previous experience
  • Unofficial transcript or DARS

Acceptance or declination to the concentration is based upon the interview, submitted application, and meeting the concentration eligibility requirements. If you have any questions concerning the Concentration, contact Prof. Rachel Finley, the Acting Concentration Coordinator (rffinley@asu.edu)

 

Scholarship Information

Departmental scholarships are available to students who have been ADMITTED to ASU.  A separate application is required with an additional letter of recommendation. Once you have been accepted to ASU, if you wish to be considered for a theatre scholarship, please apply through the scholarship portal link:  Theatre Majors - School of Music, Dance and Theatre

 

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre (Design and Production) - Admission requirements

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre (Design and Production) - Admission requirements

1. Apply to ASU as a Theatre major

When you apply to Arizona State University, you will be asked to indicate your intended major.

2. Apply to the concentration in Design and Production

To be eligible for the D & P concentration, students must:

  • Be, or intend to be, a declared B.A. Theatre major
  • Earn a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for School of Music, Dance & Theatre courses
  • Earn a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 in overall University courses
  • Be willing to complete a production assignment every semester

 

When to apply?

Admission interviews are held at the end of every semester with the Design & Production faculty/staff.  Apply no later than the end of your freshman year to allow three years of academic supervision. Transfer students should apply during their first semester at ASU.  Links to online Sign-Up sheets for interview slots are made available in the final month of each semester and are shared through first-year theatre courses and the SoMDT student newsletter.  

 

Interview Dates

  • Admission for Spring 2022 (Jan. 2022 start):  December 2, 2021           1:00 - 5:00pm.        Location information TBD.
  • Admission for Fall 2022 (Aug. 2022 start): Registration information, dates, and times will be announced in Spring Semester 2022.

 

Application process and materials

The application process is meant to establish an understanding of each student's abilities and aspirations for the future.

To apply, a student must submit:

  • A Letter of intent, expressing your reasons for applying to the concentration
  • A Theatre resume, outlining your previous experience
  • A Portfolio of significant work (including projects for High School, Community Theatre, and / or other academic programs)
    • May be presented digitally (via a portfolio or weblink) or physically (via an in-person presentation)
  • Unofficial Transcript or DARS

 

Final Decisions: Acceptance or declination to the concentration is based upon the interview, submitted materials, and meeting the concentration eligibility requirments.

Questions concerning the concentration should be addressed to Prof. William Kirkham, the Design & Production Concentration Advisor at wkirkham@asu.edu.

 

Scholarship Information

Departmental scholarships are available to students who have been ADMITTED to ASU.  A separate application is required with an additional letter of recommendation. Once you have been accepted to ASU, if you wish to be considered for a theatre scholarship, please apply through the scholarship portal link:  Theatre Majors - School of Music, Dance and Theatre

 

 

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre - Admission requirements

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre - Admission requirements

1. Apply to ASU as a Theatre major

When you apply to Arizona State University, you will be asked to indicate your intended major. Students who are admitted to ASU and indicate the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre are admitted directly into the degree and enter ASU as a theatre major. 

Students who wish to study either the concentrations of acting or design and production will need to review the admission requirements for these concentrations.