BFA Acting Programs: Specific techniques and monologue problems
I am currently in the process of applying to my group of BFA acting colleges. I will list them in case anybody has any recommendations:
- Boston University
- Carnegie Mellon
- SUNY Purchase
I would love to get any insider knowledge about any of those their specific acting programs, or any similar schools I might be missing.
On a different note, I am having trouble finding monologues. I currently have my mind set on one contemporary, dramatic monologue, but it runs about two minutes. I'm running into the problem where different schools' pre-screening and audition time requirements range between 1-2 minutes per monologue. Does this mean I should memorize more monologues to fulfill the requirements of each audition? I am also having trouble finding a proper contrasting monologue. I keep reading plays, but for some reason nothing feels like a proper fit, and I'm running out of time. Any recommended monologues or resources would be tremendous help as well. I'll read anything :-)