Admission and Auditions

Admission Requirements for the B.A. in Theater Arts

Acceptance to the university guarantees admission to the B.A. in Theater Arts program.

Admission Requirements for the BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen

Students interested in being considered for admission to the BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen must indicate their desire on the their application to the university.

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into the BFA. Applicants must audition to be accepted into the acting degree. Transfer students must audition as well. Candidates who are accepted will enter the freshman or sophomore class. If a transfer student would like to maintain their junior status without the required BFA courses, the candidate can enroll in our transfer curriculum the summer prior to joining the junior class.

BFA Audition and Talent Scholarship Requirements

  • Two contrasting monologues (1–2 minutes per monologue)
  • 16 bars of a song (Sing a capella or bring a recorded accompanist.)
  • Complete the audition form (PDF).
  • Bring a picture and a resume (optional)

BFA 2014–15 Audition Dates

October 28, 2014, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
January 24, 2015, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
January 31, 2015, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
February 13, 2015, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
February 20, 2015, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
February 21, 2015, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Auditions will be held in the Warehouse Theater, located on APU’s West Campus at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702. Please schedule an audition appointment by contacting Jill Lincoln at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5035 or jlincoln@apu.edu.

Video Audition and Talent Scholarship Requirements

If you cannot attend a campus audition on the dates listed above, you may submit the following online. Video submissions are due by March 1, 2015.

  • Complete the audition form.
  • Upload two contrasting monologues (1–2 minutes per monologue)
  • 16 bars of a song (You may sing a cappella.)
  • Upload picture and resume on Slide room (optional)
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.