Admissions

Admissions

 

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate

Audition Information

All applicants for the undergraduate B.A. degrees in Theatre and Dance must apply to admissions for acceptance into the university and audition for the department for acceptance into the program.


Rowan's Department of Theatre and Dance is a cutting-edge program that encourages innovative, creative, and independent artists. We promote intensive cross-disciplinary studies among performance forms. Therefore, we will be looking at your openness towards collaboration and your willingness to work outside your comfort zone during the admission, audition and interview process.

Rowan’s Theater and Dance Deadline EXTENDED!

Dear Prospective Student,

We are excited to announce that Rowan University's Department of Theatre and Dance has extended our audition deadlines. We are NOW accepting self-taped auditions for all applicants.

Steps:

1. Apply to Rowan University.  (We can make acceptance offers only when your application is complete.) https://admissions.rowan.edu/admissions-process/

2. Visit this link to register for a Theater and Dance taped audition:   https://cpa.rowan.edu/theatre_dance/prospective/admissions.html

3. Upon completing registration you will be sent a confirmation with a link to a personal google drive folder where you can upload your materials. 

  • Acting, Musical Theatre, and Pre-Teaching concentrations should upload a Self-Tape audition. (See the attached form for self-tape tips)
  • Design-tech students should upload examples of their work to the assigned drive.  That will then be followed up with a phone or video interview. 
  • When auditioning for the Dance Major we ask that you submit recordings of two movement experiences:
    • 1) Performance of previously choreographed work
    • 2) Improvisational work/performance.
    • In the video you should identify the choreographer of the first piece and the improvisational structure of the second (ie. playing with body shapes, rhythmic structures, etc.).  ​

4. Upload a Self-Tape audition. (See the attached form for self-tape tips)

Some students may be called for a web interview by Zoom if we need more information.

Theater: Acting
Following the group devising workshop and brief dance workshop actors will present prepared audition material consisting of:  two contrasting monologues from published plays. The total time for introduction and both pieces should not exceed 3 minutes maximum. Pieces may contrast in style, tone, emotional range or character and should exhibit your range of skills and ability. Limit your introduction to your name, play titles, and authors. Please bring a photo and resume listing your theater experience. 

Theater: Musical Theater
Following the group workshop and brief dance workshop MT actors will present prepared audition material consisting of: 

    1. 16 bars of singing from a pre-1960 classic musical
    2. 16 bars of singing from a post-1960 musical or popular song
    3. A one-minute dramatic monologue

Please do not exceed time limits. Pieces may contrast in style, tone, or character and should exhibit your range of skills and ability. Choose material that fits your range. Limit your introduction to your name, music and play titles, and authors. Please bring a resume listing your theater experience. Please bring sheet music for a live accompaniment for all songs - electronic playback will not be accepted. Please bring a photo and resume listing your theater experience.

Theater: Design/Tech
Please prepare a portfolio containing pictures, photos, drawings, drafting, programs or sketches you have used to execute and/or document your work. Support material can be from one or more design or technical disciplines. You will be interviewed about your experience and your future goals in a group setting. Please submit a resume of your recent performance and/or technical activities with you to the interview.

Theater: Theater Education
Perspective theater educators will follow instructions on ANY ONE of the above discipline-specific audition requirements. Also, be prepared to discuss your commitment to theater education. Please bring a photo and resume listing your theater experience.

Dance Major
Following the group workshop, you will take a modern dance technique class that includes group choreography, improvisation, and other movement experiences. At the conclusion of the technique class, the dance faculty will conduct informal interviews with each prospective student. Prospective students need to be prepared to answer the following questions: How do you define dance practice and performance? What most interests you about studying dance at Rowan University?

If you have any further questions please contact Paule Turner, Chair of Theatre and Dance at turnerp@rowan.edu or call 856-256-4030.