Please Note that our BA degree programs DO NOT require an audition.

ONLY our BFA programs require interested students to audition.



BFA Musical Theatre Audition Schedule and Guidelines
BFA Acting Audition Schedule and Guidelines

Auditions are required for acceptance into our BFA Acting: Musical Theatre and BFA Acting: Acting programs. Current audition requirements can be viewed at the links above and by visiting the Acceptd website and clicking on the Resources tab.

SRU is using the Musical Theatre Common Prescreen for all Musical Theatre applicants.

Please note that prescreen auditions for this academic year can either be submitted online through Acceptd or through any of the unified auditions we will attend this year. For a current list of all unified audition options, email  

Callback auditions are by invitation only. See our Acceptd page for more specifics.

A limited number of Chase Carlson Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $500 are available to incoming BFA freshmen. Students are considered for the scholarship based upon their BFA acceptance audition. For more information, applicants may reach out to


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 university application deadline. However, December 1, 2024 is the deadline to be considered for merit scholarships and February 28, 2025 is the deadline to apply for consideration for SRU-based scholarships.

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

  • Complete the audition prescreen and callback process. ($35 audition application fee through
  • Prescreen auditions must be submitted virtually (via Acceptd) or completed via a unified audition no later than FEBRUARY 16, 2025.
  • On-campus callback auditions will be held on a variety of dates through 2024-2025. Visit the Acceptd page for more details.

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


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 and be accepted directly to those programs on their SRU application.

Please reach out to the individuals listed below if you have any questions about these programs or would like to schedule a facilities tour or classroom visitation.


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: