Auditions2022-08-24T13:46:32+00:00

Auditions

All students applying for the BFA in Musical Theatre, BFA in Performance, or BA in Theatre (with a performance emphasis) must audition for the program. Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Callbacks are scheduled three times a year. We encourage you to apply early.

Submitting Your Audition

FIU Theatre requires a prescreen video audition and application in order to be considered for an in person callback appointment. Audition videos can be submitted through https://fiutheatre.getacceptd.com

Audition Requirements

To audition for the BA in Theatre you will need to submit:

  • 1 contemporary monologue from a published play (1 minute)
  • 1 resume listing your theatre experience and training
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • 1 FIU Prospective Theatre Student Questionnaire (click to download the editable Word document.)

To audition for the BFA in Performance you will need to submit:

  • 2 contrasting monologues from published plays (totaling no more than 3 minutes)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1 resume listing your theatre experience and training
  • 1 FIU Prospective Theatre Student Questionnaire (click to download the editable Word document.)

To audition for the BFA in Musical Theatre you will need to submit:

  • 1 monologue from a published play maximum of 90 seconds.
  • 2 contrasting songs from published musicals, 16 bars each. One song should be a ballad, one song should be up-tempo.  One is contemporary, one is from the Golden Age of Musicals (1940-1964).  Be prepared to sing 32 bars at the callback. Applicants are required to use musical accompaniment without vocals.
  • 1 dance audition video following the choreography on the FIU Musical Theatre Audition Movement Phrase found in our GetAcceptd portal. Please use dance clothes (leotard, tights) for your Dance video audition, if you don’t have these, please use form-fitting athletic wear. Use dance shoes, socks or barefoot.
  • 1 video of yourself answering questions found in our GetAcceptd portal.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1 resume listing your theatre experience and training
  • 1 FIU Prospective Theatre Student Questionnaire (click to download the editable Word document.)

Tips for selecting good audition monologues

  • Your monologue MUST be from a published play (no self-written work, musicals, movies or novels). Make sure you read the entire play so you understand your character. Stay away from monologue anthologies that contain monologues that aren’t part of a play. If you find a monologue from a published play in one of those books, make sure you are able to obtain and read the full play.
  • Pick material with strong objectives. Does the character have something important that they are fighting for in the moment?
  • If you’re auditioning for the BFA, make sure at least one of your monologues is contemporary. “Contrasting” doesn’t only mean classical and contemporary. You can have two contrasting contemporary monologues if the energy of the piece is different.
  • Pick something that is in your age range.

Recording your Audition

  1. Clearly state your name and the degree you are auditioning for
  2. State your panther I.D. number (if you already have one)
  3. Introduce your piece
  4. Perform your monologue

(If you are re-auditioning, you must record and submit new material.)

Deadlines

We have three deadlines for video audition submissions.

Fall: October 1, 2022
Spring: March 1, 2023
Summer: TBA

You will be notified if you have been invited to a callback within two weeks of the submission deadline.

Callbacks

We have three in-person callbacks for invited prospective students.

Fall: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1 pm
Spring: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1 pm
Summer: TBA

We are planning to have in-person callbacks, however, we will continue to monitor the situation with Covid-19 and will adjust accordingly if the situation worsens. You will receive confirmation of callback details with your invitation.

Decisions

While you are asked to submit your required audition file digitally via Getacceptd, please note that all applicants to our programs must also complete FIU’s online admission application.

You will receive a decision by email approximately three (3) weeks after your callback audition.

Please feel free to contact us, should you have any questions or concerns.

Contact

Maria Manino
Office Coordinator
mmanino@fiu.edu
305-348-2895