Admissions & Auditions

Admission into Gainesville Theatre Alliance is highly competitive. All Theatre BFA programs (Acting, Musical Theatre, 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.

All students will apply through the GTA application portal and audition or interview in person at one of the four audition events held throughout the academic year.  In special circumstances, students may be admitted via a zoom audition/interview and/or at selected theatre conferences and auditions such as CAPS, SETC, or GTC.

 

Audition Dates

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 in UNG-Gainesville’s Performing Arts Building

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021 in UNG-Gainesville’s Performing Arts Building

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 in UNG-Gainesville’s Performing Arts Building

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2021 in Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre

 

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Audition and Interview Requirements

BFA IN ACTING

Two sixty-second contrasting monologues. Audition may include questions concerning professional goals and why the candidate would like to study at GTA.

BFA IN MUSICAL THEATRE

One sixty-second monologue. Two 16-bar cuts; one belt, one legit. 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 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 portfolio presentation.  An interview portion will include a series of questions concerning professional goals and why the candidate would like to study at GTA.

 

Questions?

Questions about the interview or audition process may be directed to the Program Directors:

BFA in Acting: Zechariah Pierce

BFA in Musical Theatre: Rick Gomez

BFA in Theatre Design & Technology: Celeste Morris

BA in Theatre: Dr. Tracey Brent-Chessum

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