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Drama/Musical Theatre major resume questions?

MusicalGuardMusicalGuard Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited February 2012 in College Admissions
I'm a sophomore in high school, and I fully intend to apply to colleges and go into a musical theatre or drama major. I've begun to type up mock-resumes, but I've been having some trouble; I have plenty of choral/vocal performance accreditations because I've been in it for years and years. Unfortunately, because of scheduling conflicts, I so far only have four drama/theatrical performances under my belt. Before my senior year, I plan to be able to have about ten performances for drama/theatre. Is that enough to put on to a resume? Or am I going to need to look into seriously correcting scheduling mistakes? (which I'm not entirely sure I'd be able to do.)

Basically, how many theatre/drama performances do you recommend having for a resume? (If it helps, some of the schools I've been looking at are JMU, Fordham, Carnegie Mellon, etc.) Thanks so much for input!
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Replies to: Drama/Musical Theatre major resume questions?

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    As much as reasonable. Look, they realize you're a HS student. It's not as if you were selling yourself to a booking agent in NYC or LA. Frankly, if you wanted to diversify your resume with a job at McDonalds or volunteering at a senior home or library -- it wouldn't kill you either.

    Colleges don't expect applicants to be laser-focused robots -- ready for the job market. That's why you should be going to college.Being multi-dimensional with a stated prefrence for "theater" (not drama) is fine.

    Everyone I know in theater/acting are very interesting people -- with broad backgrounds. Not just a stage rat from infancy. Hope this helps.
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