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Theatre Arts Department

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If you’re interested in pursuing a degree at Loyola’s Theatre Arts Department, follow the steps below to submit your application. Theatre Arts Department degrees include: BA in Theatre Arts, BA in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Business Administration and BA in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre.

Application Steps

  1. Review the audition/interview requirements specific to your major
  2. Decide how you’re going to complete the audition/interview:
    On-campus audition/interview
    Video audition/remote interview
  3. Submit your supplemental Loyola Application

 

Audition + Interview Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts or Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts (+ Minor in Business Administration)
Headshot + Resume
  • You will upload your headshot and resume to your College of Music and Fine Arts supplemental application
  • The resume should highlight different roles or capacities you have fulfilled in theatre productions
Monologue
  • You will perform two contrasting age-appropriate 60-120 second monologues from works of established playwrights- memorized
  • The monologues you select should be from a stage play
  • Before performing your monologues, be prepared to state your name, the title of the play, the name of the playwright, and the character you are performing as
Technical Portfolio (optional)
  • If you are interested in the production aspects of theatre (technical, design, playwrighting, etc.), you may submit a portfolio highlighting your accomplishments within these areas
  • Your portfolio may contain drawings, paintings, costumes, scripts, craft/woodworking projects, etc. Your portfolio must be digitized and uploaded to your College of Music and Fine Arts supplemental application
  • Applicants who submit a technical portfolio only need to perform one monologue (see above for monologue requirements)
Interview
  • The interview consists of a conversation with Theatre Arts Department faculty members
  • You will be asked to express your goals and aspirations, past experiences in theatre arts, why you want to study at Loyola, etc.

Questions? Contact Dr. Laura Hope

*If you're a student who has auditioned for Loyola at a Thespian Festival audition where our faculty were in attendance, you will still need to do an interview and perform one 60-second monologue via an on-campus or video audition.

 

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre
Headshot + Resume
  • You will upload your headshot and resume to your College of Music and Fine Arts supplemental application
  • The resume should highlight different roles or capacities you have fulfilled in theatre productions
Monologue
  • You will perform one age-appropriate 60-120 second monologue from the work of an established playwright- memorized
  • The monologue you select should be from a stage play
  • Before performing your monologue, be prepared to state your name, the title of the play, the name of the playwright, and the character you are performing as
Theatre Songs
  • You will perform two contrasting musical theatre songs in their 16-measure audition version- memorized
  • There will be an accompanist provided for on-campus auditions. You must bring sheet music for our accompanist in a 3-ring binder
Interview
  • The interview consists of a conversation with Theatre Arts Department faculty members
  • You will be asked to express your goals and aspirations, past experiences in theatre arts, why you want to study at Loyola, etc.
  • During the interview, you will be given a music theory and ear training test. This test will measure how well you can manage pitches and your music reading abilities to. This will help the Theatre Arts Department to determine your level of music proficiency.

Questions? Contact Dr. Laura Hope

*If you're a student who has auditioned for Loyola at a Thespian Festival audition where our faculty were in attendance, you will still need to do an interview, music theory ear test and perform two 16-bar song selections via an on-campus or video audition.

On-Campus Auditions + Interviews

 

Theatre Arts Department On-Campus Audition/Interview Dates

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - For Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 Early Action auditionees
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, February 9, 2019

  • All on-campus auditions and interviews are scheduled through the Loyola Application
  • Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that outlines further details about the day’s schedule
  • There are no pre-screening requirements for on-campus auditions
  • Loyola’s Discount Hotel Rates
    • Please DO NOT make reservations for accommodations until you have received confirmation of your on-campus audition/interview
  • On-campus audition/interview days typically take place from 8:00AM until 2:00PM. However, the duration of the event is subject to change. Please contact the Office of Admissions (504) 865-3240 admit@loyno.edu with any scheduling issues

 

 

Friday Visit Experience

 

 

Applicants auditioning/interviewing for the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance are invited to attend a Friday pre-audition visit experience. During the Friday visit experience, you’ll have the opportunity to sit-in on classes and workshops, meet with faculty members, tour the campus and residence halls, eat in our dining hall and more! You will receive an emailed invitation to the Friday visit experience once you have registered for your on-campus audition through your Loyola Application. These Friday visits will occur on:

  • Friday, November 9 2018, for November 10 auditionees
  • Friday, November 30 2018, for December 1 auditionees
  • Friday, February 8 2019, for February 9 auditionees

 

Video Auditions + Remote Interviews

 

Applicants who are unable to attend an on-campus audition and/or interview may submit a video audition and schedule a phone/Skype interview. Video auditions must include the repertoire outlined in the audition requirements. All video auditions and remote interviews are submitted/scheduled through the Loyola Application. A purely audio audition (without video) is unacceptable and will not be reviewed.

The priority talent scholarship deadline to submit your College of Music and Fine Arts supplemental application is March 1, 2019.

To learn more, call 1-800-4-LOYOLA or schedule your visit online.