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Admission Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

Auditions/interviews for the four BFA concentrations are a two-step process. Please read the process below carefully.

Step 1: All students accepted into the programs must first go through a prescreening process online or at one of the various regional auditions/interviews attended by the faculty from Coastal Carolina University's Department of Theatre. For 2021 admission, we will not be holding regional auditions/interviews. 

Step 2: If you are selected for an interview/audition, you will be invited to a full audition/interview on campus or in Chicago. For 2021 admission, we will be holding our invited interviews/auditions virtually.

Note: The BA in Theatre program is an open degree program that does not require an audition/interview for entrance.

Step 1: Submit Your Prescreening Digital Application

Review of the screening audition/interviews will be closed when we fill our audition slots. Please follow this link in order to submit the video audition/interview.

Submit Your Digital Application, click here.


Step 2: Wait for Prescreening Decision and Invited Audition

Your screening audition/interview will be reviewed by our screening committee. You will be contacted to inform you if you were selected for the next round of auditions. If you are selected, you will be invited to interview/audition with our faculty on-campus or in Chicago. For 2021 admission, we will be holding our audition sessions virtually.

During our normal year, our on-campus audition/interviews are a full-day event. The day will primarily consist of a series of workshops intended to determine your training, your ability to take direction, and your ability to land within the ensemble. The day will also include an on-campus tour, participation in an open forum with current students, and lunch with faculty and students. At the end of the day, you and your family will be our guests at a University production.

By the end of the day, we will have had a chance to really get to know you and work with you. It takes more than two minutes for us to know if we would like you to enter our company of actors, singers, dancers, designers, and technicians. And it should take more than a few minutes to know whether or not you would like to spend the next four years living, working, and creating with our faculty. 

NOTE: Admission is based on current University standards and an audition/interview process. The purpose of the audition/interview is to allow the faculty an opportunity to evaluate previous training, assess current skills and aptitude, gauge desire for (and ability to enter into) rigorous training, and determine the department’s ability to educate the student with respect to a career in the theatre.        

Invited Audition Dates 

We will be holding invited audition/interviews on the following dates for selected candidates:

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021

Please note that in 2021, final auditions will be through virtual streaming on the spring audition dates.


For further questions about the degree programs in the Department of Theatre or the audition/interview-interview process, contact: