FALL: Unified College Auditions
An event for Thespian Seniors to be seen by colleges and universities.
FALL 2020 Unified College Auditions will be a combined effort among several Thespian Chapters, including Washington and Oregon, to provide students with increased number of colleges and colleges increased access to students interested in their programs. All virtual audition information will be shared in the OpenWater online registration platform.
Only Inducted Thespians who will graduate high school in Spring 2021 may audition for college and university programs at Oregon Thespians Unified College Audition.
You will fill out and submit the application form online. Follow rules for the application form. You will upload your ONE PAGE resume, a photo or headshot, design portfolio (design/tech students) and your audition video (performance and design/tech).
For more specific information on preparing for the Design/Tech Auditions, click on the Guide to Technical Theatre Auditions.
For college and university auditions, a minimum 2.75 grade point average is required. After your audition, you will work directly with each college/university on your "short list" about their GPA requirement.
To participate in auditions, you will need:
All audition materials (application, headshot, resume, videos, portfolio).
Payment instructions are listed in the OpenWater online registration system. Refunds will not be given due to cancellation.
Technical Auditioners will upload their design/technical portfolio as described in the Guide to Technical Theatre Auditions.
SEPT. 23: Applications open through OpenWater
OCT. 14: Registration DEADLINE
OCT. 16: Colleges begin viewing online auditions
OCT. 23: Colleges send callback invites
After October 23, students will work directly with colleges of their choosing and the Oregon Thespians portion of this event will be considered "closed."
NOT APPLICABLE for Fall 2020 -- Event Schedule for in person only:
9:00-9:30 A.M. Check-in
9:30-10:00 A.M. Auditor Introductions & Student Orientation
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Morning Performance Audition slots (2 min. per)
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Design/Tech Student Portfolio Review by available Design/Tech Reps
1:00-2:00 P.M. Lunch Break (students should bring their lunch) / Call back lists posted
2:00-4:30 P.M. Individual Student-Rep meetings: Callback Interviews and Design/Tech Portfolios
COLLEGES WHO HAVE ATTENDED (keep watching for additions as they are confirmed):
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
AMDA College & Conservatory of Performing Arts
Central Washington University
Colorado State University
Eastern Washington University
George Fox University
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
New York Film Academy
Northern Arizona University
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Seattle Pacific University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
University of Evansville
University of Montana
University of Wyoming
Webster Theatre Conservatory
The Young Americans College
In order to save you an additional expense, OR Thespians does NOT use getacceptd.com as our registration site. OREGON THESPIANS USES OPENWATER. However, it would behoove you, though, to go to getacceptd.com and start your FREE portfolio. Many college programs are using getacceptd.com as a way of pre-screening students by looking at your portfolio. They have access to your information during the audition/recruiting season and may go back to your file for updates for added resumes, video/audio clips. They will have limited time to access to your Oregon audition information. All applications must be received by the due date to give the college auditors plenty of time to see your portfolio, if you have an account in getacceptd.com.
SPRING: Introductory College Auditions
An event for juniors in High School to be seen by colleges and universities
This event takes place at State Festival, requires pre-registration, has limited slots, and open to inducted Thespians only. More details are found in the SOP below.
COLLEGE AUDITIONS SOP
Below is the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual for College Auditions. This document can be printed and added to a hardcopy manual, if desired. Check the date of any hardcopies you have. Below is the most current version.
Also available is the HOW TO guide for Hosts, or those considering hosting.