Off Campus & On Campus Auditions

In order to be admitted to any of the B.F.A. Theatre Arts degree programs or the Musical Theatre minor, and to be considered for a Departmental Fine Arts scholarship award, prospective students are required to audition/present their portfolio either on campus at the Drake Theatre Audition Day or the National Unified Theatre Auditions. We strongly encourage student to apply and seek admision to Drake University BEFORE auditioning. 

Off Campus: February 6-8, 2017

National Unified Theatre Auditions

Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Chicago.

Please sign up for a 15-minute appointment by emailing Professor Karla Kash and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)
  • Phone Number
  • Name of High School or Transfer School
  • Year of Graduation
  • The area of Theatre you plan to major in (Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Design Technology, Theatre Education, Musical Theatre minor)

We will be seeing walk-ins as well. Please note that we have the same audition requirements as any of our on-campus auditions. See links below:

 

On Campus: Monday, February 20, 2017 

To register for an audition/interview please e-mail Alina Grimm, the Theatre Department Administrative Assistant and include the following information:

    • Your Name
    • Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)
    • Phone Number
    • Name of High School or Transfer School
    • Year of Graduation
    • The area of Theatre you plan to major in (Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Design Technology, Theatre Education, Musical Theatre minor)
    • See requirements below:

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      • If auditioning on the Official on campus Audition Day, Drake Department of Theatre Arts will provide an accompanist.
      • If attending an individual audition appointment (not preferred), Drake Department of Theatre Arts does not provide an accompanist. Therefore, actors must provide own music either in the way of an accompanist, or prerecorded music on an iPod or CD.
      • Applicants who live more than 200 miles from Des Moines may submit a video audition for consideration. Videos must be received by February 20, 2017.
      • Musical Theatre minors are not eligible to receive a Fine Arts Scholarship.

 

Also, we will have representatives at:

  • The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE in June 2016.  We will be observing the auditions and portfolio reviews at this festival.

At all of these festivals we will be holding callbacks; however, we will not be making offers for admission into any of the BFA programs at these festivals. 

Students will need to officially apply to the University and audition for a spot in the BFA program.


Fine Arts Events
October 1, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
October 6, 2016
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
October 6, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fine Arts News
September 28, 2016
Drake University Department of Theatre Arts is opening their 2016-2017 season on Oct. 6 with the controversial, religious drama, Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley.
×