Admission into Gainesville Theatre Alliance is highly competitive. All Theatre BFA programs (Acting for Stage & Screen, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design & Technology) accept 12 students per academic year, while the BA Theatre program is capped at 20 students per year. Admission to all programs is by audition or interview only.
Students must also be accepted into their chosen university (either Brenau University or the University of North Georgia, depending on the program) before final acceptance into any theatre degree program. Admission into GTA does not guarantee admission into our parent institutions. Likewise, admission into either of the universities does not guarantee admission into GTA. We encourage all candidates to apply for both universities and make decisions based on their desired collegiate experience.
Scholarships in all programs are awarded to students based on talent, commitment, and academic performance.
Applicants should apply through the GTA application portal and audition or interview in person at one of the three audition events held throughout the academic year. In special circumstances, students may be admitted via audition/interview at select theatre conferences or audition events, such as the College Audition Project (CAP) United Auditions, Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), ThesCon, or Georgia Theatre Conference.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024 in Brenau University’s John S. Burd Center
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024 in UNG-Gainesville’s Performing Arts Building
Audition and Interview Requirements
BFA IN ACTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN
Two sixty-second contrasting monologues. Audition may include questions concerning professional goals and why the candidate would like to study at GTA. Students should bring two copies of their headshot and resume to the audition.
BFA IN MUSICAL THEATRE
Vocal: Prepare Two selections of musical theatre or pop repertoire that contrasts in style and decade of composition. Each cut may be up to 32 bars each, but should not exceed 60 seconds in length. In addition, please have the full version of your audition songs as well as any other performance-ready musical theatre or pop repertoire.
Acting: Prepare one monologue from a play (not from monologue books). This may be 45-60 seconds in length.
Dance: The dance call will be in group format and will last approximately an hour in length. It will include a quick warm-up, technique across the floor combinations, a ballet portion, and a jazz/MT combination. No prior dance experience is necessary. Wear shoes you can dance in and clothes you can move in.
Audition may include questions concerning professional goals and why the candidate would like to study at GTA.
BFA IN THEATRE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Portfolio sample (5-7 images or documents) for initial submission. Full portfolio presentation of theatrical or studio art work at interview and a series of questions concerning professional goals and why the candidate would like to study at GTA.
BFA IN COSTUMING FOR FILM & THEATRE
Portfolio sample (5-7 images or documents) for initial submission. Full portfolio presentation of costume design work at interview and a series of questions concerning professional goals and why the candidate would like to study at GTA.
BA IN THEATRE
Depending on the candidate’s interests, choose a combination of two sixty-second contrasting monologues or musical theatre cuts, or a design portfolio presentation. An interview portion will include a series of questions concerning professional goals and why the candidate would like to study at GTA. Students interested in performance should bring two copies of their headshot and resume to the audition.
For questions about the interview or audition process, please email recruitment@GainesvilleTheatreAlliance.com.