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Aug 1

Special Notice Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Roaring Return

For important updates on Lindenwood University campus safety precautions and associated information from public health officials, please visit our Roaring Return page and the CDC's COVID-19 site. Resources for faculty preparing courses for the Roaring Return can be located at

Students must apply and audition for acceptance into the BFA Theatre programs (Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing, Stage Management, and Technical Theatre/Design). Please note: Students may not receive program acceptance or scholarship offers until they have been fully accepted into the university.

Admissions Process:

Step One:

Apply to Lindenwood University

Step Two:

Prepare for your audition/interview and register to audition in person or via video (Registration).

BFA in Acting

  • One Minute Dramatic Contemporary Monologue
  • One Minute Comedic Contemporary Monologue OR a 16 Bar Musical Theatre Song Selection
  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Interview with Theatre Faculty
  • Headshot and Resume

BFA in Directing

  • Perform a One Minute Contemporary Monologue
  • Submit a 2-3 Page Paper Discussing a Play of Your Choosing and How You'd Approach Directing That Particular Production (due with materials on Feb. 7)
  • Interview with Faculty
  • Headshot and Resume

BFA in Musical Theatre

    • One Minute Contemporary Monologue
    • Two contrasting musical theatre songs (16 bars each)
      Be prepared to sight sing upon request
  • DANCE 
    • Submit a dance audition video. This should be at least one video (five max) showcasing 60-75 seconds of your dance technique. You may showcase ballet, jazz, tap, and/or musical theatre. (REQUIRED for Musical Theatre, OPTIONAL for Acting). Submit videos/links to videos through the audition registration website.
  • Provide your Headshot and Resume
  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Interview with Theatre, Music, and Dance Faculty (via SKYPE for video submissions)

BFA in Stage Management

  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Interview with Theatre Faculty
  • Production Book and Portfolio Review *
  • Resume

BFA in Tech Theatre/Design (Audio, Costumes, Lighting, and Scenery)

  • Statement of Intent (up to 250 words)
  • Portfolio Review*
  • Interview with Theatre Faculty
  • Resume

*We do not want to discourage technical theatre/design or stage management students who have not had extensive experience or did not archive their past work in a portfolio. Therefore, we will interview students and review their resume without the existence of an extensive portfolio. Please email Emily Jones for more information.

Audition Dates

We will update these locations and dates as we have more information on how the conferences plan to proceed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be accepting video submissions through February 18 and we hope to hold two on-campus auditions as listed below.

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 Audition and Campus Visit Day St. Charles Campus
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 Audition and Campus Visit Day St. Charles Campus
Accepted Through Feb. 18, 2021 Virtual Auditions Online Submission

The following Bachelor of Arts degrees do not require an audition to be accepted into the program:

  • BA in Theatre
  • BA in Theatre with Education Minor (9-12 Speech/Theatre Certification)

Video Submissions

To audition and interview via video, please register and submit your materials. All video submissions must be received by the deadline posted on the registration website in order to be considered for scholarships. Video auditions will be accepted after the deadline, but scholarship money and BFA program space may be limited or unavailable. Please contact Emily Jones if you have any questions or concerns.

Please submit all materials digitally.

Emily Jones, Recruitment Coordinator for Theatre
Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301

After reviewing the materials, you will be contacted to set up an interview via Skype or telephone.

Quick Links to Registration and Information

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301