Graduate Auditions & Interviews

Theatre school representatives seek students for their graduate theatre programs at the annual SETC Convention. Prospective students can submit a virtual audition or display design/tech portfolios for all participating recruiting schools in one convenient location. SETC’s Graduate Auditions/Interviews are ideal if you want to enter graduate school for theatre, seek exposure to multiple schools with one trip and one audition/interview, and/or are a working theatre professional wishing to pursue an advanced degree. Candidates will upload audition materials/digital portfolios and recruiting institutions will both create a gallery page in our virtual convention platform.

In order to participate in the 2021 SETC Graduate Auditions/Interviews, students are required to register as individuals and colleges/universities are required to register as organizations. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with further information and instructions about how to access your selected opportunities.

Feb. 11, 2021

Recommended date for candidates to register for convention, select Graduate Auditions/Interviews, and upload audition/interview materials.

Feb. 22, 2021

Recruiting Colleges/Universities will be given access to candidate submissions to begin reviewing and and make plans to connect with candidates.

What does it look like virtually?

  • Students will create a gallery page with their resume, headshot, and other documents/video in our Open Water application
  • Galleries will be made available to recruiters, who will contact students in whom they are interested to schedule interviews/callbacks
  • Students will also be able to browse recruiter galleries

Please note:
Students from anywhere in the country can register for convention and participate in the audition/interview process.

Audition Guidelines:

  • Upload recent headshot or photo (Headshot file format: png; jpg, jpeg, less than 1 mb)
  • Video can include acting, singing, or both (in either order)
  • Your 90 seconds begins with your first word. The time stamp must reflect this
  • No slate. Your name and application materials will coincide with your video
  • Frame your body from the knees up
  • Face forward, but do not audition straight into the camera lens
  • Musical pieces should be accompanied by piano or keyboard-only – either live or piano-only track
  • Required file format includes .MOV .AVI .MP4 .MKV (most phones use .MP4 format)
  • Files cannot be larger than 200mb
  • Files must be labeled: Undergraduate – “YOUR NAME 2021 GRADUATE AUDITION”. i.e. “Mary Smith 2021 Graduate Audition”

Design/Technical/Management/Directing Guidelines:

DIRECTING:

Required Documents for Upload (All documents should be submitted in PDF format)

  • Resume
  • Headshot (png; jpg, jpeg, less than 1 mb)
  • Letter of intent/career goals
  • Example Script Analysis
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript

Reccomended Documents for Upload

  • Personal Website
  • Directing Reel

ARTS MANAGEMENT:

Required Documents for Upload (All documents should be submitted in PDF format)

  • Resume
  • Headshot (png; jpg, jpeg, less than 1 mb)
  • Letter of intent/career goals
  • Representative sample documents (Examples: marketing materials, grant writing, budgets, research writing, fundraising, etc)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript

Reccomended Documents for Upload

  • Personal Website

STAGE MANAGEMENT:

Required Documents for Upload (All documents should be submitted in PDF format)

  • Resume
  • Headshot (png; jpg, jpeg, less than 1 mb)
  • Letter of intent/career goals
  • Representative sample documents (Examples: Brief blocking selection, prompt book selection, rehearsal report, etc)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript

Reccomended Documents for Upload

  • Personal Website

DESIGN/TECHNICAL:

Required Documents for Upload (All documents should be submitted in PDF format)

  • Resume
  • Headshot (png; jpg, jpeg, less than 1 mb)
  • Letter of intent/career goals
  • Representative sample documents (Examples: Design Statement, Process images, construction work, etc)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript

Reccomended Documents for Upload

  • Personal Website

PLAYWRITING:

Required Documents for Upload (All documents should be submitted in PDF format)

  • Resume
  • Headshot (png; jpg, jpeg, less than 1 mb)
  • Letter of intent/career goals
  • Representative sample documents (Examples: play samples, creative writing samples, etc)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript

Reccomended Documents for Upload

  • Personal Website

Fees

For Recruiting College/University

$25
Also must pay organizational membership fee

Fees

For students

Regular
$20
11/9/20 – 1/11/21

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