Auditions and Scholarships

Concentration Auditions/Screenings for Fall 2023 Start:

  • Design and Technology Concentrations: At this time, a portfolio review is not required for acceptance into the design and technology concentrations. Please apply to CSU through the Office of Admissions.
    • Current CSU students: to declare or change your major to the B.A. in Theatre, Design and Technology Concentrations, contact the Academic Support Center.
  • Musical Theatre Concentration: In addition to applying to CSU through the Office of Admissions, a successful video audition review with CSU Theatre faculty is required for entrance into the Musical Theatre Concentration. Your program audition video is also your scholarship audition.
    • Current CSU students should also audition.
  • Performance Concentration: In addition to applying to CSU through the Office of Admissions, students should submit a performance video for assessment and advisement with CSU faculty. The assessment video is also your scholarship audition.
    • Current CSU students should complete the video assessment.
    • Following feedback on your video screening, you will contact the Academic Support Center to change your major.

Process:

  • PART 3: Results and notifications
    • Program acceptance/advisement letters will be sent on a rolling basis by email within two weeks of video audition review.
    • Scholarships are awarded based on video review. There is no separate audition for scholarships. Notifications of scholarships will be sent by email by March 1.

If you have questions about this process, please contact SMTD@colostate.edu.

Application Details

  • Complete the Performance or Musical Theatre program application on the GetAcceptd platform. The application for Fall 2023 start will open September 1, and the link will be available on this page.

Video Audition Requirements:

  • Acting (Performance and Musical Theatre Concentrations): Prepare one (1) one-minute contemporary monologue. The monologue must be memorized, should be performed in the context of the entire play, and material should be appropriate for your age and experience.
  • Optional Additional Video (Performance and Musical Theatre Concentrations): You are welcome to include one extra video (direct upload or YouTube/Vimeo link with exact time code is acceptable) under one the following categories.
    • A video from a performance (singing, dancing, and/or acting) that took place within the previous 18 months. (No more than two minutes in length.)
    • A “Wild Card” video (a special skill, unique dance style or contemporary dance, an instrumental performance, etc.).
  • Singing (Musical Theatre Concentration Only): Prepare two selections of musical theatre repertoire that contrast in style. Each cut should be at least 32-bars each with a 2-4-bar piano introduction, but should not exceed ~one minute in length. Both songs must be memorized, and one should be written before 1965. Sing with recorded or live accompaniment, not a cappella. Please edit the cuts together into one video file.
  • Movement (Musical Theatre Concentration Only): Upload a short (less than one minute) video of choreography that showcases your movement ability, set to a musical theatre song (either lyrics or instrumental is acceptable). Videos must be one take from start to finish, without cuts or edits.

Supporting Materials Requirement:

  • Resumé: Upload your resumé, which includes any training and experience you have had in music, theatre, and dance, as well as academic honors, work experience, and community service.
  • Photograph: Upload a recent photograph; a resumé headshot or a graduation portrait are preferred, otherwise take your photograph against a neutral background.
  • Personal Statement: Upload a short (1 page single-spaced) essay describing what you hope to gain in the performance/musical theatre program at CSU. Tell us about your creative experience to date, and about why you are applying to our program.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation: Upload two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, directors, and/or private lesson instructors.