SMU Meadows School of the Arts Theatre

SMU Meadows School of the Arts Theatre

Welcome to the pre-screening website for the BFA Theatre program at Southern Methodist University. We are pleased that you are interested in auditioning for our BFA program, which includes an Acting track and a Theatre Studies track. In order to be admitted to theatre at SMU you must schedule an audition at one of our on-campus audition days or at one of our national audition sites. Click HERE for more information.

You can use this pre-screening site to introduce yourself to us, and to let us know that you are seriously interested in our program. We attend a number of state thespian auditions around the country and we invite our callbacks at those auditions to schedule an audition appointment with us in the same way that we will call back some auditions submitted here. Whether you hear back from us or not, you are welcome to schedule an audition with us in person.

Theatre at SMU is a dual admit program. You must be admitted by both Theatre division and by the University in order to major in Theatre at SMU. You can apply to SMU by clicking HERE.

You can learn more about Theatre SMU by clicking HERE.

What to submit for your Digital Audition (for both our Acting and Theatre Studies tracks):

Please prepare two monologues from contemporary plays and sixteen bars of a song. We do not have a musical theatre program- we just want to hear you sing. In choosing material, please remember that we are trying to find out who you are. The material should help us see you.

If you have question about our programs or about the audition process, please contact the Meadows School of the Arts Recruiting office at or contact SMU Theatre faculty member, Jim Crawford at