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BFA Program and Scholarship Audition Schedule
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9:30-10:00 am Check-In Cultural Arts Center Atrium - The Holland School
10:00-10:15 am Welcome Rust Flexible Theatre (Theatre)
CAC Dance Studio (Dance)
10:15 am Acting/ Mus. Th. Prepared Auditions

Design Portfolio Presentations

Dance Master Class
Rust Flexible Theatre

Costume Shop

CAC Dance Studio
11:30 am Dance Solo Presentations CAC Dance Studio
12:30 pm Acting/ Mus. Th. Dance Combo Rust Flexible Theatre

BFA Program/ Scholarship Audition Requirements

All Applicants must have:

  • filled out and submitted the Theatre and Dance application before or on the date of the audition/interview;
  • applied to Southeast Missouri State University as a major in the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance;

All Applicants Emphasizing Dancemust have:

  • participate in the dance master class
  • present a 2 minute dance solo in any style

NOTE: Please bring music on a CD or Ipod.

All Applicants Emphasizing Musical Theatre or Acting must:

  • present two contrasting audition pieces;
    • Option A: 2 60 - second monologues (modern or contemporary)
    • Option B: 1 60 - second monologue & 1 musical theatre song (32 bars)
    • Option C: 2 songs (32 bars each)
  • Learn and perform a 16 - count jazz dance combination

Notes: If singing, please bring your music with you, as an accompanist will be provided. Please bring a change of clothing for the dance portion of the audition.

All Applicants Emphasizing Design must:

  • present a portfolio of photographs, drawings, draftings, or sketches of past productions, art class projects, photography, etc.

All Scholarship Recipients must:

  • have achieved an Enhanced ACT composite score of at least 21;
  • earned a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale);
  • remain a major in the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance;
  • maintain a 2.5 cumulative Southeast grade point average;
  • maintain a 3.0 cumulative Theatre & Dance grade point average;
  • earn no lower than a “B” in all Rehearsal & Production classes;
  • complete 30 credit hours per academic year;
  • demonstrate, in the judgment of the Theatre & Dance faculty, acceptable artistic growth in her or his designated area of emphasis; and
  • fulfill all duties to the best of her or his ability while maintaining a positive and professional attitude.

Scholarship Amounts & Additional Scholarships

  • All Theatre & Dance Scholarships are renewable with acceptable progress (see above) and are valued at $500, $1,000, or $1,500.
  • All additional Merit - based Academic Scholarships (e.g., President’s, Regents’, & Governor’s.) and Leadership Award Scholarships are awarded automatically to qualified students as they are admitted into the university and may affect the award amount of Theatre & Dance Scholarship.
  • Students whose financial aid is already at the highest level due to Regents’ or Governor’s Scholarships, are encouraged to audition for a Theatre & Dance Scholarship, although they may not be eligible for additional money. However, those students, as long as they continue to meet Theatre & Dance Scholarship requirements, may be awarded a Theatre & Dance Scholarship their sophomore, junior, or senior year should they not meet the renewal criteria of the academic scholarship, if funding is available.

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Sara Steffens
River Campus Seminary 454

Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701