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Eligibility Requirements:

In addition to submitting an application for admission to Belhaven University, prospective students must audition and/or present a portfolio in order to be granted admission to the Department of Theatre. This audition must take place prior to the student’s first semester as a theatre major.

Each fall, the department hosts an audition day in connection with the University’s “Arts Discover Day.” Typically, this date is in November. Additionally, students can schedule on-campus auditions throughout the school year.

To schedule an audition, please contact Kerri Sanders at 601-974-6478. If you are unable to travel to Jackson for an audition, please contact the department chair, Dr. Elissa Sartwell, to discus other options.

Audition requirements vary based upon the student’s degree choice:

Audition Requirements (B.A. in Theatre):

Students wishing to pursue a B.A. in Theatre can choose one of the following options:

Option One

Option Two

Interview Requirements (B.A. in Theatre – Dramatic Writing)

Students wishing to pursue a B.A. in Theatre (Dramatic Writing) should submit a resume, a statement of career goals, and a sample of creative writing. Submissions can be emailed to ksanders@belhaven.edu.

NOTE: A performance audition is not required for the BA in Theatre (Dramatic Writing). However, if a student wishes to be considered for a performance scholarship, s/he may choose to schedule an on-campus audition.

Audition/Interview Requirements (B.A. in Theatre – Theatre Ministry)

Students wishing to pursue a B.A. in Theatre (Theatre Ministry) must complete the following:

Audition Requirements (B.F.A. in Acting)

Students must audition for the B.F.A. program before they can enroll in the program. The audition requirements for the B.F.A. in Theatre (Acting) reflect the rigor of the program. To audition for the program, students must complete the following:

Audition Requirements (B.F.A. in Musical Theatre)

Students must audition for the B.F.A. program before they can enroll in the program. The audition requirements for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre reflect the rigor of the program. To audition for the program, students must complete the following:

NOTE: You will need to provide your own accompaniment. We recommend that you bring a CD player or use your smart phone with a Bluetooth speaker.

Scholarships:

See theatre scholarship information.