Applicants who are applying for any of the following emphases are required to submit a portfolio for admission to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program:

  • design and technology (includes stage management)
  • history, literature and dramaturgy
  • playwriting and directing
  • NOTE: Students who are applying for the theatre for youth and communities emphasis do not need to submit a portfolio. You will be invited to engage in a virtual interview after the application deadline.

A portfolio is a collection of your work that is related to theatre and/or dance. Applicants have the option to upload visual images of their work (up to 10 images), a PowerPoint presentation of their work or a website link. Items may include:

  • Directing: notes, blocking sketches, scene breakdowns;
  • Stage Management: notes, blocking notations, call-sheets, script with cues, cue list, rehearsal notes;
  • Theatrical Design: research, sketches, mood boards, renderings, models, light plots, draftings, production photos, audio design clips, and samples of sewing, tailoring, woodworking, drawing and painting;
  • Dramaturgy: research, actor packets, program notes, timelines, cultural or historical context analysis;
  • Playwriting: writing samples;
  • Other items you may want to include in your portfolio: playbills/posters you have designed, marketing materials, fundraising plans, budgets, acting or dance samples

Applicants will also be asked to upload a headshot and artistic resume.

  • NOTE: headshot does not have to be a professional headshot. It can be a clear image taken on your mobile device.
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