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Lindenwood Theatre audition requirements will be updated for the 19-20 school year soon!

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.

BFA Program Audition Dates:

Date Audition Name Location
October 2019 MTKC Senior Showcase Kansas City, MO
October 19, 2019 On-Campus Open House at Lindenwood (Not an Audition) Lindenwood University
November 21, 2019 North Texas Drama Auditions Allen, Texas
November 21-23, 2019 Texas Thespian Festival Auditions Grapevine, Texas
January 9-11, 2020 Missouri Thespian Festival Auditions Kansas City, MO
February 21, 2020 On-Campus BFA Auditions Lindenwood University


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