IU South Bend Theatre & Dance Department will be accepting DIGITAL ENTRANCE AUDITIONS and PORTFOLIO SUBMISSIONS for students interested in pursuing our BFA in Theatre with a Musical Theatre concentration and our BFA in Theatre with a Design and Technical Production concentration ONLY.
For students interested in our BA THEATRE DEGREE, there are no entrance auditions required. We encourage you to reach out to us to let us know of your interest in the degree track, to have any questions answered and to set up a campus visit so you can experience IU South Bend for yourself!
As a BA student, once you matriculate, if you find that your educational path starts lining up with one of our BFA tracks, you may request to audition at that time.
Please e-mail Head of Performance & Associate Professor of Theatre, Justin Amellio-Ashbrook, with any questions about this process at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see specific program-level audition/portfolio submission requirements below:
Entrance auditions and portfolio submissions allow students interested in the BFA degrees, if accepted in the department following faculty review, to matriculate directly into their accepted degree program right away.
All students accepted AND enrolled at IUSB for the Fall semester by the end of April, each calendar year, are eligible to apply for departmental scholarship consideration based on merit and/or talent.
BFA students, if accepted into the program based on successful entrance audition or portfolio review, are "conditionally accepted." This means that you have been accepted into one of our BFA degree tracks based on your submitted audition/review BUT you must still apply and be accepted at the IU South Bend University level before being able to attend. Please visit our Admissions page to apply for admission to IU South Bend.
BA students will need to select BA Theatre in their applications and be accepted into IUSB as students in order to start their study in the Theatre & Dance department on the BA track.
All students, once accepted on all levels required for your chosen degree track, will be able to apply for scholarships and attend school as a part of the IU South Bend Theatre & Dance department!