There's colleges that dont even require you do audition to be a Theater Major?

<p>Are there colleges that dont even require you to audition to be in there theater/drama program? I saw on uncw (UNCW:</a> Theatre) it only requires transfers to have minimum 2.5 gpa, atleast 24 credits & 3 hours math. it siad auditioning and portfolio are not required for admission so that means somebody with no experience can be in the program?
and UNC-CH <a href="http://drama.unc.edu/undergradmajors.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://drama.unc.edu/undergradmajors.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Most BA programs are non-audition (Fordham is one notable exception) and some BFAs are non-audition.</p>

<p>so if u have no experience you can still get in the program? Fordham was one of the first schools i ever looked at for drama major and i saw they required auditions so i always thought every school did aswell</p>

<p>Yep!</p>

<p>I'm going to USC (The REAL USC, despite the fact that facebook would like to say that it's the University of Southern California when all of my USC friends post about USC. >_<)</p>

<p>Anyways, I basically did no theatre in high school and I'm a Theatre Major. Non-Audition. I actually applied to USC as a French major, but then decided to switch my major during Scholar's Day. No problem.</p>

<p>TONS of schools are this way.</p>

<p>I auditioned for my school (SUNY Fredonia) and was offered the BA instead. Despite that, it's marvelous. I love everything about it.</p>

<p>The BA programs at Fordham, James Madison University, and Plymouth State University all require an audition.... I am sure there are others as well, those are just three that I think of off the top of my head.</p>

<p>It really varies from school to school whether or not the BA (or BFA program) requires an audition for admission.</p>

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<p>I've always had a passion for acting despite having no experience, but i feel like if was to become a theatre major i would be too scared because most likely I would be the most unprepared one in the class since im guessing majority of the people in the classroom would have tons of experience and training on under there built. I would probably be takin as a joke in there. Does your class have any inexperienced peers?</p>

<p>the other, better USC :) has a non-auditioned BA also. However, they do look at your resume and your application for indications that you're really passionate about theatre. I only did shows in high school, and never had a leading role, but I was accepted and I love it! Most of the kids at USC, especially in the School of Theatre, pretty much are professionals already, in attitude and talent, if not in practice. Though I have to say one of my BA classmates (whom I've actually never met) is off shooting the Hunger Games movie this summer as a principle and then two acquaintances have sizable roles in shows on the Disney Channel and MTV. I don't know how they balance school and class, but they do it somehow! But I don't think most USC students are off doing that much work in Hollywood while they're in school. </p>

<p>I know I feel like the least experienced person in the room pretty much every time, but I try to not let it get to me. I just try to do the best acting I can.</p>

<p>Rest assured that the majority of colleges offer a non-audition BA in Theater. There are schools that have audition-based BAs and then there are schools that have audition-based BFA degree programs. But the non-audition BA in Theater schools represent the majority of programs that exist! And you don't need experience necessarily to get into most of those because in most instances, you are not applying directly into a major and select your major once in college and experience is not required. If you want an emphasis on acting, you have to examine the BA curricula at these theater programs to see how much of that they offer in terms of performance training and opportunities to be in plays. Anyone can go to college and study theater, when it comes to non-audition BA programs generally speaking (though academic qualifications vary in terms of selectivity of specific colleges).</p>

<p>PS, I realize there are exceptions at some BA non-audition programs like USC or Northwestern.</p>