re: Are there BFA Musical Theatre programs that are non-audition?

oohshizz146
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joined:12/17/07
Im just curious, I'm only a sophomore. :)
"I told you, NO Rodgers and Hammerstein!"- Bart Simpson
Updated On: 2/7/08 at 03:16 PM
oohshizz146
Broadway Legend
joined:12/17/07
bump
"I told you, NO Rodgers and Hammerstein!"- Bart Simpson
lovelyspotlight
Broadway Legend
joined:7/24/06
I am not certain, but I'm pretty sure that the answer is no.
AnnaK<3LMIP
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/07
Columbia Chicago, I think. I dunno. I guy I know wants to go there. I asked him if he would earn his BFA, and he said yes. Then I asked him how his audition went and he said he didn't need to audition...

Honestly? I wouldn't trust a school that doesn't require auditions.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
oohshizz146
Broadway Legend
joined:12/17/07
thanks
idk though, annaleigh ashford went to a non-audition school

here comes the anti legallyblondewicked comments...
"I told you, NO Rodgers and Hammerstein!"- Bart Simpson
RENT123
Swing
joined:10/13/06
FYI, Annaleigh Ashford went to Marymount Manhattan in New York. And you do have to audition to get into the musical theatre program.
oohshizz146
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joined:12/17/07
Really? Someone told me it was non-audition.
Oh, well, wasn't planning on going there anyway.
"I told you, NO Rodgers and Hammerstein!"- Bart Simpson
lovelyspotlight
Broadway Legend
joined:7/24/06
To my knowledge, there aren't many non-audition theatre programs of renown (there are SOME, that's for sure), but I KNOW that I haven't heard of any BFA non-audition schools.

If you find some, let us know. I'm intrigued.
dramatothemax
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joined:1/3/04
Lets just say this, if you don't have to audition for a BFA program in musical theatre...the program most likely isn't worth looking at.
SarahBeth
Broadway Star
joined:7/5/06
I go to a non audition program. Don't knock it, we're very good.
It's not musical theatre though.
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"Interesting choice"
AnnaK<3LMIP
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/07
As I said before, Columbia Chicago doesn't require an audition.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
lovelyspotlight
Broadway Legend
joined:7/24/06
I go to a non-audition school too, Sarah Beth. It's alright. People don't generally look down AS MUCH upon non-audition non-MT schools.

I mean, at Northwestern, they DO have auditions for the MT Certificate Program. So, there's that. But y'know. Everyone's so quick to judge.

SarahBeth
Broadway Star
joined:7/5/06
We technically do have a MT major that is by audition but I think there's like..2 people in it right now and anyone else that was in it has switched to the theatre performance. We are by no means a musical theatre school.
"I'll show you a laughgasm. I'll gasm all over this stage!"
"Interesting choice"
erinrebecca
Broadway Legend
joined:10/29/04
Columbia is a non-audition BA. Students who want to enter the BFA in MT have to audition for it after sophomore year. I hope that since they are now offering a BFA in MT, that they have adjusted their curriculum accordingly.
Jess925
Broadway Star
joined:6/27/05
cal state fullerton i'm pretty sure is non audition
oh goodness
AnnaK<3LMIP
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/07
Ah thanks for clearing htat up, erinrebecca.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
maui_diver21
Swing
joined:9/5/06
There's an audition at the end of your sophomore year at Fullerton.
MTVMANN
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/05
Not sure if something like this has been posted, but (and maybe ALL BFA programs are like this) but my school would only let you audition for a BFA AFTER you had completed a certain number of courses. SO you were a student there and had gotten used to the school and everything by the time you audition. Most students usually started out as a B.A. major (if they had even declared a major......although MOST theatre classes only take theatre majors) and then changed to a BFA once they got in. I'm sure there are many others like that too.
dancnqn5
Stand-by
joined:7/12/05
Yeah, Cal State fullerton is DEF an audition school. You not only audition the end of your sophomore year for the bfa, they make a cut the middle of sophomore year for the musical theatre class. And then, once you make it into the program, you have to audition basically until you graduate to keep your place in the program (i've seen actors get kicked out after one semester).
theatrejock310
Stand-by
joined:9/29/06
I have read that CSUF is ranked number 8 in the country for its BFA program, and number 1 on the west coast.
How do they determine statistics such as those?
Soozie
Stand-by
joined:7/26/05
There is no official ranking of BFA in MT programs. Programs making such claims....well....

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