A walk through our doors will allow you a wealth of theatrical experiences both in and out of the classroom. Whether you want to perform, design, direct, teach or otherwise work in theatre, Kean can help you turn your talent into a life's work, your passion into a profession, your dream into a reality. It is our common passion for theatre that creates a diverse group of students and an outstanding faculty who are working together to create a community that will help you discover the best in yourself and in others.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Kean University's Department of Theatre mirrors the university's mission to provide a core educational foundation based on the liberal arts. Our curricula are designed to educate theatre students to enter the realm of professional theatre, theatre education or advanced graduate studies.
Applicants are admitted to Kean University on the basis of academic and personal qualifications. Applicants are carefully considered in light of their secondary-school record (both academic and personal), their performance on a scholastic aptitude test, and the university's estimation of their potential as a student.
Step One: Apply to Kean University www.kean.edu
Step Two: Upon receiving written notification of acceptance to the University, call 908-737-4420, or e-mail the Department of Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition-interview appointment.
• Audition-Interview Requirements:
For BA and BFA Actors - Prepare two contrasting monologues not exceeding a total of four minutes.
Singers may also prepare a short (16 bars) selection from a Broadway musical. You must provide the sheet music for our accompanist.
For BA and BFA Designers/Technicians - Prepare a portfolio with samples of art work, design projects, production photos, etc.
Click here for audition dates and times.
More information is available at 908-737-4420.