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MFA Audition Dates and Requirements

Regent University's MFA in Acting program offers an innovative curriculum in the cutting-edge synthesis of acting craft and faith. Our unique program trains the whole artist—body, mind and spirit—to impact not only the professional theatre but the world.

VIRGINIA BEACH | Regent University (Fall Preview Day)
November 15, 2014

NEW YORK, NY | URTA
January 24-27, 2015

CHICAGO, IL | URTA
February 2-5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA | URTA
February 7-8, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA | Regent University (Spring Preview Day)
February 28, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, TN | SETC
March 6-7, 2015

Scheduling An Audition:
Applicants for the MFA in Acting program should contact Dan Nettleton at 757-352-4244 or email daninet@regent.edu to schedule an audition/interview. In the event an applicant cannot attend any of the auditions listed above, permission to submit a videotaped audition may be requested by contacting the Head of the MFA Acting Program, Marianne Savell, at 757- 352-4410.

Audition & Interview Requirements:
Applicants who wish to audition for the MFA in Acting degree program should prepare two (2) contrasting monologues/soliloquies. One of the two pieces should be classical (pre-1800) and the other a contemporary piece. One of the two pieces presented should be, on balance, comic in tone. If the applicant wishes to sing, they will be afforded one (1) minute to perform approximately 16-20 bars of a song of their choosing. It is recommended singers lean more toward standard Broadway fare and avoid classic opera or heavy rock-oriented material.
Both monologues/soliloquies, performed back-to-back, should not exceed five (5) minutes in length. Singers have an additional minute (60 seconds) to sing, for a total of six (6) minutes. Singing actors should bring recorded accompaniment (CD, cassette, or IPOD) and a battery-operated device upon which to play their accompaniment. Do not assume an electrical outlet will be available.
Applicants should bring a current headshot and resume.
A brief interview with theatre faculty will follow the audition.

 

For students interested in the Directing Concentration:
All students accepted into the MFA in Acting degree program initially matriculate into the General Concentration. However, once accepted, students who have a strong interest (and a proven acumen) in directing may apply and interview for a limited number of positions made available each year in the Directing Concentration. Generally, no more than four (4) students are accepted into the Directing Concentration per Cohort. Directing Concentration courses are offered in a two-year rotation.