Theater Audition Requirements

Due to social distancing guidelines in relation to COVID-19, the Conservatory is offering all auditions for the 2020-2021 academic year in an online format.

Applicants to the B.F.A. in musical theater program must submit a pre-screen audition to be considered for a live audition. Pre-screen materials must be uploaded online via GetAcceptd. Details will be sent upon submission of your application. If invited for a live audition, applicants should prepare the live audition requirements as listed below.

  • Pre-screens received by the November 1 deadline will receive results by mid to late November
  • Pre-screens received by the December 1 deadline will receive results by mid to late December
  • Pre-screens received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Those applying for a B.F.A. in contemporary theater do not require a pre-screen audition. Applicants can schedule and prepare a live audition according to the requirements listed below.

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Musical Theater Audition Requirements

Pre-Screen Requirements

B.F.A. Musical Theater only (M.F.A. does not pre-screen).
NOTE: If pre-screen is already completed, skip to next section, "Live Audition Requirements," for audition instructions.

At Boston Conservatory at Berklee, we are radically redefining theater education by cultivating authenticity, agency, and diversity in all forms. We are interested in originality and individuality, not types. We welcome students with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences to audition, and to ensure access, we participate in the 2020-2021 Musical Theatre Common Pre-Screen process.

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Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos please.


Live Audition Requirements

For B.F.A. and M.F.A. Musical Theater Applicants

Please note: We are not accepting applications for the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program for 2021–2022 enrollment.

Due to social distancing guidelines in relation to COVID-19, the Conservatory is offering some auditions for the 2020-2021 academic year in an online format. Audition requirements for singing/acting for an online audition are the same as those for in-person auditions. The online audition format for the dance call requires pre-recorded material and a live online component. Only if you are unable to participate in the online audition may you request to audition entirely by video recording.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to providing an enjoyable and valuable in-person audition experience. Your audition will include acting, singing, and dance components. The acting and singing portion will be combined in one session. You may choose to perform some of the same material from your pre-screen, or different material. There is no musicianship/theory exam or sight-reading at the auditions. Please bring two copies of your headshot and résumé to your audition.

Online and live audition registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis as applications are submitted. We audition in multiple cities nationwide. In the event that you are unable to attend a live audition due to space availability, we will accept a recorded audition.

This is your opportunity to audition us too. If you come to Boston, your day will include an information session with the dean of theater, a Q&A with current students and faculty, and a campus tour. Please let us know if we can provide advice about accommodations or restaurants. If you are staying overnight, we are happy to recommend Boston area theater productions which may feature our faculty, students, or alumni.


Contemporary Theater Audition Requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts

No pre-screen required.

Due to social distancing guidelines in relation to COVID-19, the Conservatory is offering some auditions for the 2020-2021 academic year in an online format. Audition requirements for an online audition are the same as those for in-person auditions, with one additional prompt for online auditions. Only if you are unable to participate in the online audition may you request to audition entirely by video recording.

At Boston Conservatory at Berklee, we are radically redefining theater education by cultivating authenticity, agency, and diversity in all forms. We are interested in originality and individuality not types. We welcome applications from students with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Our approach to contemporary theater training is unique, so our contemporary theater auditions are unique too. They include both an individual audition and a theater-making session so you have an opportunity to work collaboratively with other applicants. Because of this ensemble-driven approach, we don’t accept recorded auditions from applicants in the 48 contiguous states. International applicants or applicants residing in Hawaii or Alaska may request a recorded audition combined with an online interview. To schedule your audition, first submit an online application and then follow the steps in the confirmation email.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to providing you with a creative and enjoyable audition experience.

This is your opportunity to audition us too. If you audition in Boston, your day will provide an information session with the Dean of Theater, a Q&A with current students and faculty, and a campus tour. Please let us know if we can provide advice about accommodations or restaurants. If you are staying overnight, we are happy to recommend Boston area theater productions which may feature our faculty, students, or alumni.

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