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Admissions & Auditions

We are now accepting applications and auditions for Fall 2024 entry!

Applicants considering any of our programs should do the following:

  1. Complete and submit an Oklahoma City University application.
  2. See individual program audition/interview requirements below.

NOTE: Candidates wishing to audition and apply for the MFA in Screen Acting should visit the program page for further details.

On Campus

We hold auditions and interviews on campus throughout the year. Please check back here through the summer for more information.

  • Nov. 10-11, 2023
  • Feb. 2-3, 2024
  • Feb. 23-24, 2024

On the Road

We travel throughout the year to festivals and audition events to recruit talent for our programs. Here are a few of the places we will be participating this year:

  • International Thespian Festival
  • Texas Educational Theatre Association Festival
  • Texas Thespians Festival
  • Greater Houston Area Auditions
  • Colorado Thespian Conference
  • Oklahoma State Thespian Festival
  • Georgia Thespian Festival
  • Chicago Unified Auditions
  • Arkansas Thespian Festival
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference
  • Pittsburg Unified Auditions

Not all programs are represented at all events. If you have any questions regarding this or other events we may be attending, please contact us at [email protected].

Sign up for Unified Auditions

School of Theatre will attend the 2024 Chicago Unified Auditions. Audition sign-ups will be posted closer to event date.

BFA Acting Audition Requirements

1. Candidates must perform, by memory, two contrasting monologues not to exceed three total minutes in length. Here are some helpful tips when choosing your monologues:

  • Monologues must come from published plays. You are encouraged to read the plays in their entirety for context and character insight.
  • Use contemporary material. Stay away from classical materials such as Shakespeare, Molière, and the like.
  • Choose age-appropriate material.
  • Do not audition with monologues from musicals.

2. If attending an audition on campus, the candidate will participate in a mandatory voice and movement improvisation session.

  • Bring clothes in which you may move freely.
  • No additional prep is required for this session.

3. Candidates must bring with them a theatre resume and a recent headshot.

  • Do not worry if you do not have a long list of theatrical experiences for your resume. We are more interested in the progress you will make than in what you've done in the past.
  • Make sure that your name is written on your headshot and resume. If they get separated, we want to make sure that we know who you are!

4. All candidates will have a short interview with the individuals viewing their auditions. We value your personality, attitude, and passion to learn just as much as we value your ability. This interview just gives us a chance to get to know you better!

Please sign up for one of our on-campus audition dates using our Audition Request form.

Recorded Auditions

We understand that it is not always possible to travel to Oklahoma City University to audition. Therefore, candidates may also submit recorded auditions through Acceptd. Please see a full list of requirements for recorded auditions on the Acceptd site for the BFA Acting program.

If you have any questions please reach out to the head of the BFA Acting program, Lance Marsh, at [email protected].

BA Theatre Innovation and Entrepreneurship Application Information

Step 1: Submit an Application to the University indicating your interest in the BA Theatre Innovation and Entrepreneurship program

Step 2: Fill out the BATIE application on Acceptd including submitting a portfolio of materials that you think show us who you are as an artist. If you would prefer not to submit through Acceptd, please email Dr. Amy, the head of the BATIE, at [email protected] to arrange to submit via another platform. Either way you submit, your portfolio can contain whatever you would like but should include the following:

  1. A current resume of your theatrical/artistic work that includes your name and pronouns (if you would like to share them), your email, phone number, and current GPA.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher that shares why you would be a good fit for the BA in Theatre Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. The letter might speak to your strengths as an artist, how you exemplify the idea of “and” that is central to the program, your readiness for a challenging, individualized program of study, and anything else that will help us determine if you are a good fit for the program.
  3. A selection of materials that shows off what you do! This can and should include things you’ve written, designed, performed, etc. and those things can be from your work in theatre or other places in and outside of school. You can share your work in the form of photos, videos, or documents, and should highlight all the things you do as an artist. The goal is to show us what you do by sharing examples, so the more the better! This portfolio should be fully digital and submitted according to the instructions on Acceptd.
  4. A writing sample. For this component, you have two choices:
    1. Submit something you’ve written. This can be a play or other creative writing or it can be analytical writing (a paper or essay) from an English, History, or other class.
    2. Respond to the following prompt in about 500 words (two pages double-spaced) of your best writing:
      Why do the arts matter? Using your own experience and, if you would like, research, explain why you believe the arts are important and worthy of study.

Step 3: We will review your portfolio and if we think that we will be a fit for you and you will be a fit for us we will reach out to you via the email provided on your resume to schedule an interview. We can do interviews over Zoom, in person on campus, or at an event that we are attending.

Visit this link to get started: https://app.getacceptd.com/okcu

If you have any questions please reach out to the head of the BATIE program, Dr. Amy Osatinski, at [email protected]

BFA Theatre Design & Production Interview and Portfolio Requirements

  1. Candidates must submit a portfolio for review.
    • Portfolio should demonstrate artistic ability or technical skills that are relevant to theatre design and production.
    • Examples of what to include in your portfolio could be but are not limited to photographs, drawings, paintings, audio recordings, any artwork or technical drawings, etc.
  2. Candidates must submit a theatrical resume indicating any previous experience in theatrical production, community activities and academic achievements.
  3. Candidates must have an interview with our faculty. Please fill out an Interview Request Form to schedule this either on campus or virtually. Interviews can also be undertaken at off-campus events we attend.

If you have any questions please reach out to the head of the Design & Production program, Jason Foreman, at [email protected].

If you have any questions regarding the audition or interview process, please contact us at [email protected].



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