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BA Acting

BA Acting Auditions


Candidates will be selected and invited to an audition date based on their personal statement and education history. There is no audition fee.

Audition Preparation

For the individual audition, candidates will be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues , one classical and one modern, no longer than two minutes each, to be presented and the will be re-directed.

Candidates should attend the audition in loose clothing to allow movement and be willing to work in bare feet.

The majority of auditions will usually take place between late January and April.

The Audition

  • 10.00 – 10.15 Registration and refreshments (for candidates and guests)
  • 10.15 – 11.00 Campus Tour (Candidates and guests)
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Group workshop covering physical, vocal, group work and improvisation.
  • Guests are welcome to wait in our Dining Hall until candidates have finished (drink voucher provided).
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Break - Candidates and guests.
  • 13.00 - onwards Individual auditions (30 minutes each) including monologues. You may leave once your individual auditions are complete.

The Decision

The audition panel score each candidate on each of the 8 categories:

  • Group workshop
    • Group work
    • Vocal skill
    • Physicality
    • Improvisation skills
  • Solo audition
    • Charaterisation
    • Vocal skill
    • physical skill
    • Ability to take direction

Each category is rated 1-4 (4 = excellent, 3=criteria met, 2 = borderline and 1 = poor) and the scores are agreed and totalled. If the candidate scores above 22 they will be offered a place, under 18 they will be declined. A candidate scoring between 18 and 22 will then be discussed at length by the panel and a decision will be made after taking the whole audition especially the interview section into consideration.

Candidates should check UCAS Track in the first instance for a decision.