Theater Audition Requirements

Starting in fall 2019, applicants to the B.F.A. in musical theater are required to submit a pre-screen audition to be considered for a live audition. If invited for a live audition, applicants should prepare the live audition requirements below.

Applicants to the B.F.A. in contemporary theater and the M.F.A. in musical theater do not require a pre-screen; they can schedule and prepare a live audition according to the requirements within their specific program below.

Musical Theater

Contemporary Theater

Recorded Auditions

Only international applicants and residents of Alaska and Hawaii may submit a recorded audition. Recorded auditions will not be accepted from students residing in the 48 contiguous states; they must audition live in Boston or regionally. If you choose to send a recording, it must be in video format and satisfy all the requirements listed above.

For the musical theater dance call requirement, record a musical theater-style dance piece on a stage or in a studio. The piece should be no longer than one minute and 30 seconds. Please show technique as well as musicality. Incomplete recorded auditions for musical theater will not be considered for admission.

All applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves and provide any information they would like to convey to the faculty.

All undergraduate pre-screen and recorded auditions are submitted online. Instructions on how to submit pre-screen and recorded auditions will be sent to you after your application is submitted.