Audition and Portfolio Review

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must gain clear admission to Belhaven University. This should be initiated through the Admission Department (see admission on the web or call 1-800-960-5940 for more information.)
  • Students wishing to be accepted into an emphasis program (Performance or Production) must audition according to guidelines below.

Each fall and spring, the department hosts an audition day in connection with the University’s “Arts Discover Day.”  Typically, these dates are in November and February.

Audition Requirements:

B.A. in Theatre
Students wishing to pursue the B.A. in Theatre do not need to audition for admission to the program, however, if a student wishes to be considered for a theatre scholarship, he/she will need to perform an audition or submit a portfolio for consideration. Scholarship auditions and/or portfolio reviews can be done in person or via digital/video submission. Contact Mrs. Melinda Pierce or instructions for digital submissions.

B.A. in Theatre (Performance emphasis)
Students wishing to pursue the BA in Theatre (Performance emphasis) must audition with three of the following. This audition should be done in person during one of our upcoming Arts Discover Days (November 13, 2020 or February 20, 2021). Students who are unavailable to travel to campus on either of those dates should contact Mrs. Melinda Pierce (mwpierce@belhaven.edu) for instructions on alternate audition options.

  • Comedic monologue, 45-90 seconds in length
  • Dramatic monologue, 45-90 seconds in length
  • Classical verse monologue, 1-2 minutes in length
  • Excerpt from a musical song, 30-45 seconds in length*

NOTE: You will need to provide your own accompaniment. We recommend that you bring a CD player or use your smart phone with a Bluetooth speaker.

B.A. in Theatre (Production emphasis)
Students wishing to pursue the BA in Theatre (Production emphasis) must present a portfolio and complete an interview with faculty in person during one of our upcoming Arts Discover Days (November 13, 2020 or February 20, 2021).  Students who are unavailable to travel to campus on either of those dates should contact Mrs. Melinda Pierce (mwpierce@belhaven.edu) for instructions on alternate submission options.

Scholarships:

See theatre scholarship information.