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In order to pursue a Theatre major at SMU (Acting Track or Theatre Studies Track), you must be accepted both to the Meadows School of the Arts (via your audition/interview), as well as to SMU (via your undergraduate application for admission).

First-year and transfer Theatre candidates should prepare two contrasting monologues from contemporary plays and 16 bars of one song. (Please note that no accompanist is provided or required.) The total length of both pieces and the song should not exceed five (5) minutes. Auditions will also include an interview. Candidates interested in design, directing, playwriting, stage management or other areas of theatre are encouraged (but not required) to bring portfolios or supplemental materials in addition to presenting their auditions. All auditions will be videotaped.

Transfer Students: Note that all transfer students are required to complete college algebra or a college-level math course before transferring to SMU. We strongly encourage you to plan ahead and check with your transfer admission counselor to ensure that you have satisfied this admission requirement.

2014-15 Dallas Auditions

  • Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014
  • Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Friday, February 27, 2015
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Sunday, March 1, 2015

To register for your audition, click here to go to our online audition scheduling page. Once there, use the calendar to select your desired audition date.

Observing Theatre Classes/ Touring Campus during your audition visit:

All students auditioning on SMU’s campus are encouraged to attend Theatre classes and to go on a SMU Campus Tour on the Friday of their audition weekend. You can view the schedule of open theatre classes here.

There is no need to RSVP to attend classes; however, if you wish to go on the SMU Campus Tour and have a complimentary lunch in our dining facilities, please register for the 11:45 am Lunch and 2:45 pm Campus Tour through the SMU Daily Visit form at smu.edu/visit.

** Please Note: Friday, October 31 is our Meadows Spotlight event. Friday, November 21 is Mustang Day, and no regular Campus Tours will be offered.

To find out more and register for Meadows Spotlight or Mustang Day, see smu.edu/visit.

2014-15 Unified and Regional Auditions

November 7-8, 2014 Gainesville, Florida Florida Thespian Conference
November 9, 2014 Orlando, Florida Dr. Phillips High School
November 10, 2014 St. Petersburg, Florida Gibbs High School
November 20-21, 2014 North Texas Collin Theatre Center
November 23, 2014 Houston, Texas High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
December 5-6, 2014 Denver, Colorado Colorado Thespians
*January 11, 2015 Miami, Florida Miami Dade North Campus
*January 24, 2015 Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York City, New York
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*February 2, 2015 Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, Illinois
Unified Auditions
*February 3, 2015 Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, Illinois
Unified Auditions
*February 4, 2015 Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, Illinois
Unified Auditions
*February 7, 2015 Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
Unified Auditions

To register for audition dates marked with * above (Unified Auditions and Miami Regional Audition), click here to go to our online audition scheduling page. Once there, use the calendar to select your desired audition date.

For all other regional auditions: many of these auditions coincide with existing conferences and area auditions which may require candidates to register through that host organization. Unfortunately, you may not sign up online for an audition for the locations listed above without a *; however, for one-on-one audition requests, email Jim Crawford at jimcraw@smu.edu and carbon copy meadowsrecruitment@smu.edu.

GetAccepted.com

Prospective students who are unsure of whether to invest in traveling to an audition have the option of receiving a “pre-screening” assessment through getacceptd.com. Using this option, students upload a profile and videotape for review by Meadows Theatre faculty. Faculty then advises the student whether or not to take the next step to arrange for an in-person audition. This option carries a $25 fee, paid by the student to getacceptd.com.

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