Admissions & Auditions

Admissions

Admission into GTA is highly competitive. All Theatre BFA programs (Acting, Musical Theatre, Design & Technology) accept 12 students per academic year, while the Theatre BA program is capped at 20 students per year. Admission to all programs is by audition or interview only. Note that you must also be accepted into the institution (either Brenau University or the University of North Georgia, depending on the program) before final acceptance into your program of choice. Scholarships in all programs are awarded to students based on talent, commitment, and academic performance.

Students interested in the BFA in Acting or the BFA in Musical Theatre must pass a screening audition and be invited to either a callback event in Gainesville or a virtual callback via Zoom (given the ongoing Covid19 pandemic). Screening auditions may be submitted as a video attachment through Acceptd or at one of several regional theatre conferences. Designers and Technicians must submit a sample portfolio through Acceptd and interview either in Gainesville or via Zoom.

 

Important Audition Dates

All dates below fall within the 2020-21 academic year. Please note that all GTA-attended conferences this season are being held virtually.

November 5-7: Georgia Theatre Conference
November 12-15: CAP United Auditions
November 20: Submission Deadline for December Applicants
December 4, 2-5pm: Zoom Interviews and Auditions (invitation only)
December 5, 9am-12pm: On-Campus Interviews and Auditions (invitation only), University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus

January 22: Submission Deadline for February Applicants
February 5, 2-5pm: Zoom Interviews and Auditions (invitation only)
February 6, 9am-12pm: On-Campus Interviews and Auditions (invitation only), University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus
February 25-27: Georgia Thespian Conference

March 3-7: Southeastern Theatre Conference
April 2: Submission Deadline for April Applicants
April 16, 2-5pm: Zoom Interviews and Auditions (invitation only)
April 17, 9am-12pm: On-Campus Interviews and Auditions (invitation only), University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus

Prescreening Requirements

Prescreens are required for admission to BA or BFA programs. Interested students can audition for or meet with GTA representatives at one of several regional theatre conferences or through video submission through the Acceptd platform. A $30 application fee applies on Acceptd, but fee waivers are available. Contact our Recruitment Chair Celeste Morris for details.

B.F.A. Acting Requirements

  • Headshot & Resume
  • Two 60-second contrasting monologues

B.F.A. Musical Theatre Requirements

  • Headshot & Resume
  • Two 16-bar songs (1 legit, 1 belt), one 60-second monologue

B.F.A. Theatre Design & Technology Requirements

  • Resume
  • Portfolio including five images demonstrating work in theatre, studio art, woodcraft, metalwork, fabric work, or other design-related hobbies

B.A. Theatre Requirements

For Performers

  • Headshot & Resume
  • Two 60-second contrasting monologues

For Designers/Technicians

  • Resume
  • Portfolio including five images demonstrating work in theatre, studio art, woodcraft, metalwork, fabric work, or other design-related hobbies

Questions?

We know you may have many questions about the logistics and benefits of our unique collaboration between two different schools, and we are happy to meet with you to discuss and provide insight. The best way to gain an understanding of the program is to attend a GTA scholarship audition event, either in-person or virtually, where you will see our work, have the chance to meet current students, and discuss your academic and career goals with faculty and staff. Contact our Recruitment Chair Celeste Morris to learn more.