Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Program Auditions:

Auditions are required for acceptance into our BFA Acting: Musical Theatre and BFA Acting: Acting programs. SRU uses the Musical Theatre Common Prescreen for all Musical Theatre applicants. Current audition requirements can be viewed by visiting the Acceptd website and clicking on the resources tab.

Please note that prescreen auditions for this academic year will be submitted online through Acceptd. Students may also audition through various unified auditions (such as Pittsburgh Unified and CAP) that SRU Theatre participates in throughout the year. Callback auditions will be held in-person on SRU campus.

There are 2 steps to enrolling in one of Slippery Rock University’s BFA Acting programs. These steps can be completed in either order but we recommend applying to the university early in order to be eligible for the widest variety of scholarships and on-campus housing.

Step 1: Admission to Slippery Rock University.

SRU uses a rolling-admission process so there is no application deadline. However, December 1 is the deadline to be considered for merit scholarships and February 28 is the deadline to apply for consideration for SRU-based scholarships.

Step 2: Acceptance to the BFA program through the SRU Theatre Department.

On-campus callback auditions will be held on:

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023

BFA acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to audition as early as possible.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programs:

There are no audition or portfolio requirements for entrance into the Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs in Design/Technology, Theatre Arts Management, Theatre Studies, or Acting. Students may apply directly to those programs on their SRU application.


The SRU Theatre Department holds open auditions for all students on the SRU campus! Acting emphasis majors must present a prepared monologue, while all other students may audition with materials provided at the audition. The rehearsal process generally runs 5-6 weeks, with a varied schedule of evening and weekend rehearsals leading to technical/dress rehearsals and performances.

Students interested in design, lighting, scenic construction, sound, dramaturgy, stage management, box-office and other production assignments should indicate their interest to the Department Chair. Students interested in working in the shops or being on a production run crew should also contact Department Chair, Rebecca Morrice.

Contact Information

Questions about our programs can be directed to the individuals below: