Coastal Carolina University Theatre

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

Welcome to the pre-screening website for the Coastal Carolina University BFA programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Physical Theatre.  Thank you for considering our professional theatre training program.  We have completed our auditions for incoming class of 2014.  We will begin accepting auditions for fall 2015 on Sept. 1st, 2014.  For questions, please contact Ken Martin at kmartin@coastal.edu.

All students who are interested in becoming a member of a BFA Acting, Musical Theatre or Physical Theatre ensemble at CCU must complete a pre-screening process either by video or regional audition.

You need not apply to Coastal Carolina University until you have completed the pre-screening and have been invited to audition on campus or at our auditions in Chicago.   

To begin the process, choose “Bachelor of Fine Arts” in the Program menu below, then choose the specific program for which you intend to apply.  Should you wish to apply to more than one BFA program you need to complete the process for each program (e.g. once for Acting, once for Musical Theatre.)  You will be taken to a page where you can upload your headshot, resume, and video clips. 


Potential Acting students, please submit two monologues. The two selections must not exceed three minutes and must be from published plays.

Potential Musical Theatre students, please submit approximately 16 bars of 2 contrasting styles taken from the musical theatre repertory. Please make every effort for one song to be from the classical musical theatre canon, preferably pre-1960. One monologue from a published play not to exceed one minute. Please do not attempt any monologue from film or television. The entire audition should not exceed three minutes. If dance is a strength, please submit a short routine that highlights your ability in this arena.  Any dance submitted will not be counted in the time limit.

Potential Physical Theatre students should follow the acting guidelines. Physical Theatre audtionees should prepare one of their two pieces to highlight physical ability.  The selections should not exceed three minutes.

In the “Bio” text box, please tell us something about yourself that would make you unique as part of a small ensemble of actors. 


If you are applying for the BFA in Design/Technology or a BA in Theatre please see this page to set up a portfolio review and/or interview. 

Review of the screening auditions will begin September 1st.  All students will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of final submission.  Deadline for submissions is February 15.  Audition slots are first come, first served and will likley fill so please submit early.  If you have not been notified within two weeks please contact Kenneth Martin.

Thank you.