Department of Theatre Undergraduate Interview/Audition Information
2020/2021 Interview/Audition Information
Due to COVID-19, USM Theatre is offering interview/audition sessions via Zoom for the 2020/2021 academic year. Please sign up for an audition using the Interview/Audition Request Form and we will set up a Zoom meeting with you.
Located in and supported by the vibrant arts community of the greater Portland area, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre combining an engaging liberal arts curriculum with comprehensive theatre training.
Department of Theatre Interview/Audition Requirements
The theatre degree program at USM offers three tracks of study - Design/Technology, History/Literature, and Performance. Each requires an interview/audition for admission to the Department of Theatre.
How to Interview/Audition for the USM Department of Theatre
1) Apply to USM through the Office of Admissions (https://usm.maine.edu/admit). Please note: To be granted an interview/audition, an applicant must either be an accepted USM student or have submitted their application to the University’s Office of Admissions.
2) Submit an online Interview/Audition Request Form to the Department of Theatre, available here.
3) Prepare for your interview/audition using the criteria below, based on your area of interest:
Design/Technology: Costume, lighting, scenery, sound, stage management, and technical production
Be prepared to present sketches, production documents, prompt books, or any other representations of your previous work. If you don’t have such representations, be prepared to discuss with us your interests and experiences in theatre.
History/Literature: Directing, dramaturgy, history, and playwriting
Performance: Acting, dance
Need more info?
If you have any questions about the Department of Theatre Interview/Audition requirements, please email Department of Theatre Outreach Coordinator, Janice Gardner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.