Department of Theatre Application Process - Pepperdine University - Seaver College

Department of Theatre Application Process

This step by step guide is for anyone applying for a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Theatre and Media Production, or Theatre and Music.  In order to be considered, you must apply, audition and/or interview to be admitted.  

  1. Complete the application for admission to Seaver College.
  2. Review the Portfolio and Audition Tips & Suggestions.
  3. Complete the Theatre Program Application and submit all supporting materials via Slideroom. The Common Application must be submitted before you submit your SlideRoom application. Your SlideRoom application will not process if your Common Application has not been submitted. 
  4. After you have completed the Theater Program Application via Slideroom, you will sign up for a live audition via the Live Audition Scheduler.  This is also the place where you will register for Preview Day on Saturday, November 11th if you wish to attend.

If travel presents a problem, you may audition by submitting a YouTube link. Recorded audition submission information is available on Slideroom.

The deadlines for submitting all materials for the Theatre Application via SlideRoom are as follows:

The deadline for Spring 2018 acceptance is October 15, 2017.

The deadline for Fall 2018 acceptance is February 2, 2018.

You MUST Audition:

  • To be accepted into the Theatre Program.
  • To be eligible for a Theatre scholarship.
  • To receive a recommendation from the Theatre Department for acceptance to the University.

 

Audition Dates    
Fall audition November 11, 2017 - PREVIEW DAY (Theater and Music, Acting, Directing, Media Production, & Production Design)  
Spring auditions January 20, 2018 (Theater and Music, Acting, Directing, Media Production, & Production Design)  
  January 27, 2018 (Theater and Music, Acting, Directing, Media Production, & Production Design)  
  February 3, 2018 (Acting, Directing, Media Production, & Production/Design)  

 


Audition/interview Preparation

Preparation for the Acting Emphasis in Theatre Arts or a Theatre and Media Production Major

Prepare two contrasting monologues, one contemporary and one classical that total no more than 3 minutes together. The classical selection could include works from Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw or any of the Greek plays. All material must be memorized.

If you have a strength in singing, prepare one short song (16 bars that will showcase your range and ability) and bring your accompaniment on a CD. However, if you wish to be considered for the Theatre and Music major, please review the audition requirements of that specific major, as they are different and more demanding.


Preparation for the Emphases in Production/Design and Stage Direction

Production/Design Emphasis:
Interview:
Present a portfolio of your production design work.

Directing Emphasis:
Both an audition and interview are required.

Audition:
Prepare two contrasting monologues, one contemporary and classical that is no more than 3 minutes together. The classical section can include works from Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw or any of the Greek plays. All material must be memorized.

Interview:
Present a portfolio of your directing work.


Preparation for the Emphases in Theatre and Music

Audition:
Two vocal selections must be presented. One should be your best Broadway number. One selection must be from the classical repertory, i.e., an art song or an aria from opera or oratorio and may be in English or in a foreign language. These songs should be memorized. The audition must be accompanied. An accompanist will be provided for you, or you may bring your own. Provide musical scores or readable copies of your music for the accompanist. A monologue will also be presented which must not exceed two minutes in length. You will not be required to dance at this audition.


For additional questions regarding admittance to the Theater Department please contact:

The Fine Arts Recruitment Office
fineartsrecruit@pepperdine.edu
(310) 506-4111