Santino Fontana on stage in Tootsie
Santino Fontana (BFA Acting '04) in Tootsie on Broadway.

Application and audition submission will open mid September, 2023.

For guideline and requirement questions please contact: Deb Pearson 

For technical questions, please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.

All prospective students are required to complete a pre-screen video audition. You must register with Get Acceptd to begin your application. From there, upload your initial video, headshot, and resume and pay the audition fee by December 20, 2023.

Upon completion of your Get Acceptd application, you must also apply to the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts. Apply online, or call 1-800-752-1000. You must have completed your application to the University of Minnesota prior to the final admissions deadline.

The University of Minnesota early admissions deadline is November 1, 2023 and the standard deadline is December 1, 2023. Applications will still be accepted after January 1, though it is possible that students with late applications could be waitlisted by the University.

Please prepare and present two contrasting monologues that reflect different aspects of your abilities and interests as a performer. Your combined pieces should equal no more than 3 minutes total.  Please slate your name, city, play title, and role. Your time begins after your slate.

These videos are due on December 20, 2023

For the two monologues:

-Select from written, produced plays. Please do not choose material from films, television, or original and/or self-written scripts.

-One of your pieces should feature "Heightened text" Examples are Shakespeare, Wole Soyinka, Moliere, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Ntozake Shange, Oscar Wilde, Sophocles etc. By heightened text, we mean text that has elements, often poetic, that lift it beyond everyday speech.

-You may choose a character of any gender identification.

All students will be seen in person.

On Acceptd, select a city for In-Person Audition

On Campus in Minneapolis January 13-14, 2024

The NYC Unified Auditions January 27-28, 2024

The Chicago Unified Auditions February 4-6, 2024

There will be a Virtual Callback.