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 Admission to the Department of Theatre is by AUDITION ONLY. 
There are a limited number of spaces in the Freshman class each year.

 Audition Dates:

On-campus auditions/interviews to be held for admission into the department are as follows:

March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm -
for admission into Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 only

Audition location:

Riverside Theatre 
6 West 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901

Note: While we are a proud partner of GA Thespians Conference, GTC, etc., we are not able to guarantee that we will see you audition.
This is due to the large number in attendance at these events. If we are able to view your audition, you may
receive a callback. Receiving a Callback does not automatically mean acceptance into the
department and generally, students who audition at GTC and GA Thespians are
invited to attend an "On-Campus" audition prior to a decision
being made for acceptance into the department.


Prospective students must complete the following and mail in 
two weeks prior to the audition date:

    1. Audition Application (PDF)
      • Download PDF, fill in electronically, print off, and mail in, OR
      • Download PDF, print out, and fill in by hand, and mail in
    2. Headshot
      • Does not have to be professional grade
    3. Theatre Resumé 
    4. Transcript, includes your cumulative GPA
      • Does not have to be an official copy
    5. Two  Letters of Recommendation  (PDF) from teacher/advisor that speak to applicant's academic and artistic abilities
      • Please have the Recommender either fill this out by hand or electronically 
      • The Recommender can send this in or give this to the applicant for them to mail in along with their packet so that all materials arrive together

If any part of your Audition Packet, (Audition Application, Headshot, Theatre Resume', recent Transcript, and two
Recommendation Letters) is missing, it could very well delay a decision on
whether or not you are accepted into the department. 

Mailing address for your audition packet:
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907
Attn: Dept. of Theatre,
Katie Cannon

General Audition Information:

  • You must be enrolled in the Theatre Department for one year before being considered for a scholarship
  • There is no one time slot to reserve for an audition. On the day of auditions, everyone will meet in the Riverside Theatre at 1:00pm. There will be a brief introduction/orientation followed by the audition proceedings. 
  • An accompanist will NOT be provided during auditions. If singing, please bring a CD of your music, or you may choose to sing a capella.
  • The Audition Interview includes either a presentation of portfolio materials demonstrating previous theatre involvement (may include design/tech, dramaturgy, dramaturgy, playwriting, or other supporting materials), OR
  • Presentation of Audition/Interview - Two contrasting monologues OR one monologue and 16 bars of music (the total time of your audition should NOT exceed 90 seconds)

 For more information or to schedule an interview or audition,  please contact Katie Cannon,
Administrative Assistant, at 706-507-8400 or
When scheduling please indicate which semester you will be attending
as well as the program of study you would like to audition for:
BA, BFA Performance, BSEd, or BFA Tech

Programs of Study:

  • BA in Theatre Arts
  • BFA with an emphasis in Acting
  • BFA with an emphasis in Design/Technical Theatre
  • BSEd in Theatre Education
  • MSEd in Theatre Education

Incoming freshman may audition for any of the above areas (with the exception of the MSEd in Theatre Education) but may be admitted into the BA program prior to being able to qualify for another area of study within the department. If this is the case, then incoming students may apply to
one of the other areas of study as part of the Freshman Jury process during their freshman year.

 Notable (for new and current students):

  • If you miss any of the above-listed Audition Dates, you are invited to come to CSU and register as an UNDECLARED major. You can then audition during your first semester at one of our listed audition dates to enter the department
  • For Retention: All Theatre Majors are required to maintain a 2.75 GPA in their program of study