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Admission Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

Auditions for the various B.F.A. programs are a two-step process. All students accepted into the programs must first go through a prescreening process either online or at one of the various regional auditions attended by the faculty from Coastal Carolina University's Department of Theatre.

The B.A. program is a program designed for the student to draw from the various areas and is an open degree program that does not require an audition for entrance.

Review of the screening auditions will be closed as of February 5, 2020. Please follow this link in order to submit the video audition.

Submit Your Digital Application, click here.

After You have Submitted Your Digital Audition

After you have submitted your screening audition, you will be contacted as to your status.  If passed through you will be invited to attend an on-campus audition or meet with our faculty at the regional audition in Chicago. Our on-campus auditions are a full-day event. The day will primarily consist of a series of workshops intended to determine your acceptance to 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 into 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. We hope you'll join us for one of the on campus audition days

PLEASE NOTE: Admission is based on current University standards and an audition and interview process. The purpose of this review/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.        

Audition Dates 

We will be holding on-campus auditions on the following dates for those passed through the pre-screening process:

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020

We will be holding off-campus auditions in Chicago, IL on the following dates for those passed through the pre-screening process:

  • February 3-6, 2020

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