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Students must apply and audition for acceptance into the BFA Theatre programs (Acting, Musical Theatre, 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 with an Emphasis in Acting

  • One Minute Dramatic Contemporary Monologue
  • One Minute Comedic Contemporary Monologue OR a 16 Bar Musical Theatre Song Selection
  • Interview with Theatre Faculty
  • Headshot and Resume

BFA with an Emphasis 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
  • Interview with Theatre, Music, and Dance Faculty (via SKYPE for video submissions)

BFA with an Emphasis in Stage Management

  • Interview with Theatre Faculty
  • Production Book and Portfolio Review *
  • Resume

BFA with an Emphasis in Design and Technical Theatre

  • 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 contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Audition Dates

Opportunities to visit and audition/interview for Lindenwood University BFA Theatre Programs:

  • November 16 - 19
    Texas Thespian Festival
    Dallas, Texas
  • January 5 - 7
    Missouri Thespian Festival
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • February 24
    Campus Theatre Day
    Lindenwood University

During On Campus Days you’ll be able to meet current faculty and students, tour campus, visit classes and see productions.

After February 1

We will gladly continue to accept video audition / interview submissions through April 1, 2023, as space in the program and scholarships allows. Please see the links below to submit.

We also encourage individual campus visits. We're happy to work with you and the admissions team on planning your visit.

Video Submissions

To audition and interview via video, please register and submit your materials.

Video auditions will be accepted throughout the year; however, scholarship funds may be limited or unavailable as we near the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Please submit all materials digitally.

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