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Admission Requirements - Theatre

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.

Instructions for applying to Theatre:

Apply to Kean University www.kean.edu. Within the application is a portal for uploading additional information called Slide Room. See below for more information.

Slide Room AUDITION and PORTFOLIO requirements:

Your application asks that you select an intended major, the major you hope to pursue at Kean. Though you may indicate an interest in a particular degree program in theatre, you are not admitted to that major until your application, audition/portfolio has been successfully reviewed. It is possible you will be admitted to a different degree program in theatre or recommended for selection of another major. Once reviewed by the theatre faculty and Kean admissions staff, you will receive notification.

For BA and BFA Actors - Upload two contrasting monologues or a monologue and contrasting song not exceeding a total of four minutes. Check to be sure you are in good light and that we can see 3/4 of your body. Use the camera as the person to whom you are speaking or singing in your pieces.

For BA and BFA Designers/Technicians/Stage Managers/Generalists - Upload a portfolio with samples of art work, design projects, production photos, etc. Include labels and commentary explaining the significance of each item.

For BA Theatre Educators, those seeking the  P-12 theatre teacher certification, select either an audition or a portfolio to upload in Slide Room.

Interview Questions:

Also in Slide Room is a set of interview questions. Please record your answers to the questions, sitting near the camera, talking directly to the camera as if talking to us. Prepare your answers but chat with us as if we were in the same room. We want to get to know you.

Current Kean Students:

Current Kean students seeking to change their major to Theatre may audition in person. Non-Kean students who have submitted a Slide Room audition may also be invited for an on-site audition if necessary.  

 Current Kean students may click here for audition dates and times.

More information is available at 908-737-4420.

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