BFA Audition & Portfolio Requirements

All applicants interested in pursuing a BFA Theatre degree (all emphases), must audition for entrance to the program. To apply for an audition, please complete your profile online through Acceptd and submit it to TCU. The profile will be used as a pre-screen. You will be contacted about your audition time approximately 7-10 business days after receipt of your Acceptd submission. Scroll down for available audition dates.


BFA Acting Audition Requirements

Two contrasting monologues – 90 seconds or less. If one is comic; the other should be serious. If one is contemporary; the other should be classical.

BFA Musical Theatre Audition Requirements

Two songs, 16 bars each, one up-tempo and one ballad. 90 second monologue. Be prepared to learn a dance combination to perform as a group. Bring sheet music; a professional piano accompanist is provided. No one may sing with pre-recorded accompaniment or a capella.

"The Dining Room" (2010)

“The Dining Room” (2010)

 BFA Design, Production, and Theatre Studies Interview Requirements

Bring a design portfolio and other visual support materials to their interview. Upload digital portfolio contents to

 Unified Auditions

Same as above, except: Students must provide recorded music and player; no piano is available. Appointment times for Unifieds will not begin until after November 1.


Audition Dates For entrance into the program 2016-2017

DateLocaleDeadlineAudition Type
December 4, 2016TCUNovember 28, 2016BFA--All Emphases
January 28, 2017TCUDecember 15, 2016BFA--Musical Theatre
January 21, 2017New York City (Unified)December 15, 2016BFA--All Emphases
February 4, 2017TCU January 27, 2017BFA--Acting, Design, Production, Theatre Studies
February 6-9, 2017Chicago (Unified)January 27, 2017BFA--All Emphases
February 11-12, 2017Los Angeles (Unified)January 27, 2017BFA--All Emphases