NOTE: All students must apply and be accepted to Drake University before admission will be considered into any of the BFA programs. Submit your application at drake.edu/apply.
For students interested in BFA admission and scholarship auditions/portfolio reviews, see options below:
On-campus (Please pre-register by the Monday prior to your preferred audition event)
Friday, November 17, 2023 - Register here
Friday, February 2, 2024 - Register here
Auditions will take place in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. An accompanist will be provided.
A typical schedule is below:
*Schedule is subject to change due to number of auditions*
Off-campus - Chicago Unifieds
Feb. 5-7, 2024
Palmer House - Clark 3 (located on 7th floor): Click here to select an audition/interview time (recommended)
A piano accompanist will not be provided. Please bring your accompaniment track(s) on your phone or other playback device.
*Some Musical Theatre students may be invited for a group dance call-back later in the day*
The deadline to pre-register will be 72 hours before your desired date. After this point, you must register at the event.
Audition videos and/or portfolio materials must be submitted by
Feb. 9, 2024 through GetAccepted.
Note: There is a fee for their service. If you believe this fee will present a financial barrier to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The department also offers a B.A. Degree in Theatre for those students who want to pursue a second major in a different subject area. B.A. degree seeking students are NOT required to audition for the program.
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