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Class of 2022 (sharing, discussing, application and audition season)


Replies to: Class of 2022 (sharing, discussing, application and audition season)

  • MTmom2017MTmom2017 Registered User Posts: 315 Member
    @FourStars D was able to schedule her audition at BU through the applicant link - she got an email with the subject line "Next Steps: Access the BU Applicant Link." NYU isn't on her list, so don't know about that one.

    Also, I saw your question about Acting programs that have crossover with MT - I don't know if it's on the you D's list, but Wright State is one. All Acting majors & MT majors audition each semester for all shows. Acting majors get cast in musicals & MT's get cast in plays.
  • TNTheatreDadTNTheatreDad Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    @MTmom2017, I tried to schedule BU for my D but we don't have a BU ID number that it asked for. I couldn't find it in the applicant link. Did you have a number or were you able to schedule without it?
  • MTmom2017MTmom2017 Registered User Posts: 315 Member
    edited October 7
    @TNTheatreDad, the "Next Steps: Access the BU Applicant Link" email had the ID number in it. It wasn't easy to see! After the numbered instructions there are 2 paragraphs - 1st about financial aid, 2nd about contacting if you have questions - it's in the middle of that paragraph.
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    Hello! Regarding Pace Prescreen for Acting? In addition to two contrasting monologues, there is one "Wild Card" which is optional. What do people submit? My D has considered using her Shakespeare piece (it's good, a strength of hers), since Pace pieces are both contemporary. Or maybe a film monologue or scene? All input or recollections welcomed!
  • actorparent1actorparent1 Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    It can be anything you want that helps them get to know you better - it doesn't have to be acting-related. My son is applying as a transfer, and for his Wild Card, he talked about how he got into weightlifting as a hobby, and demonstrated lifting some weights. He passed the prescreen. My daughter hasn't filmed her Wild Card yet (planning to do it tomorrow), but she likes to write, so we're going to film her reading aloud one of her poems or short stories. So it can be anything, really!
  • TNTheatreDadTNTheatreDad Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    I don't know how we missed it before. I think I have it scheduled now
  • owensfolksowensfolks Registered User Posts: 475 Member
    @actorparent1 you have a rising Freshman D and a transfer S?!?! Holy cow!!!! Are they interested in the same schools? Truly wishing you broken legs....I am going through this for the 2nd year with ONE kid (gap year) and losing my mind (and $)!
  • actorparent1actorparent1 Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    edited October 7
    Thanks, @owenfolks!

    My kids took two very different paths to end up here. My D has known since age 8 that this is what she wants to do, has a lot of training and some professional experience, goes to a PA high school, and has been researching BFA programs since freshman year.

    My S took acting classes along with his sister and enjoyed them, but also liked chess and flag football and other things - he wasn't laser-focused like she was. He was cast in a few high school plays and loved it, but when it was time for college, he thought he should major in something "practical." So first he was going to go into nursing. After taking a few classes, though, he realized it wasn't for him. Then he thought he'd major in teaching, took a few classes, but didn't like that either. He was struggling to find something that "clicked" with him, and was getting depressed about it. Then he took a college acting class - and immediately felt like he was "home." It reawakened his love of acting, and he decided he wanted to major in it.

    His current college has a BFA Acting program, so he asked if he could audition for it, but was told the cycle was done for the year and he would have to wait for the following year (aka this year). So he spent the summer working on his monologues. Then he thought "Why not cast the net a little wider, as long as I'm going for this?" So he now has 6 schools he's auditioning for. It's a small list because he's pretty sure he'll get into the program at his current college (it's auditioned, but not super-selective - the college mainly attracts local kids), and he would be fine going there if he doesn't get into the others. He has been super-motivated and committed with getting all the essays done, applications in, and auditions scheduled.

    My D has a larger list, but it includes all the schools on S' list, so that's made it easier. Also, all of the schools are in driving distance, which helps a lot!

    Wishing you broken legs too! Hopefully all the kids will end up where they're meant to be!
  • owensfolksowensfolks Registered User Posts: 475 Member
    That's awesome! I also have a S that has tried nursing; and it didn't stick. He is currently majoring in washing dishes and delivering pizza. :))
  • TwoboysandadogTwoboysandadog Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    @fourstars My son didn't do the Wild Card video for Pace, but did do the optional acting reel. He's applying to FTVC only and he passed.
  • savedrama4mommasavedrama4momma Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    Any thoughts on doing an instrumental piece on the wild card option if my daughter plays an instrument for band at school? We were thinking of a fun little clip of her in the band room at school and then have her play a bit?
  • actorparent1actorparent1 Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    @savedrama4momma, definitely! They want to see another side of you aside from the acting video. Playing an instrument would be great!
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    @actorparent1 Thank you so much! That is tremendously helpful. Of course, now we are considering a wide range of things, I will let you know what she decides!
  • momof2leftiesmomof2lefties Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    edited October 9
    Update--no pestering needed! Counseling office emailed her this afternoon and has submitted everything. I can't believe they moved so fast. UNCSA is scheduled. Hopefully she'll have everything on her calendar by the end of the week. I love this board. I haven't posted much, but it has been so helpful over the last several months helping us find the right schools and letting us know what to expect from this process (even if there are not tons of techies out there). Thank you.
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