Year End Auditions/Portfolio Reviews
Each year, theatre majors are required to present material for a portfolio (design/tech and management emphasis) or performance (performance and musical theatre emphasis) review. Faculty specializing in each specific area of emphasis conduct the yearly review. Portfolio/performance reviews are conducted as a measure of the technical and aesthetic skills used to develop professional competency and expression. The review requirements are progressive in that more advanced monologues and design work are required as the student continues through the program. Each student is given verbal feedback during the review process relating to the student’s strengths, areas of improvement, and continued expectations within the program.
To prepare for end-of-the-year reviews, students should complete the following:
up for a review session. Sign up sheets are posted outside the Department of
Theatre Arts’ main office (154 Center for the Arts) at the
end of April each year.
Have a prepared monologue (performance, music theatre
and/or general emphasis students) or portfolio (design/tech,
general and/or management emphasis students) for faculty
review. Each student should have examples of their
written work, design work (i.e. costume renderings, scenic
design drafts, etc.), prompt books, character
analysis/journals, etc.). See a faculty member for
guidance on your year-end review.
- An up-to-date
resume for faculty review.