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Art Applicants

  • Art Applicants

    Art applicants must submit a portfolio of 10-15 pieces of original art and design work that use a variety of media and demonstrate a range of skills. Written descriptions for each portfolio piece should include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and short explanation of the purpose of the project.

    Portfolios should be submitted online at

    Applications will not be considered complete until all required credentials are submitted, please adhere to all admissions deadlines.

  • Music Applicants

    Music applicants are required to audition. Applications will not be considered complete until all required credentials are submitted.

    Music auditions will be held on the following dates. Please contact the music department at 978.542.6296 to schedule an audition.

    • Monday, November 6, 2017
    • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    • Saturday, March 3, 2018
    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • Saturday, August 25, 2018


  • Theatre Applicants

    There are two tracks in the theatre major to which students can apply:

    • Bachelor of Arts, BA (does not require an audition/portfolio)
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, BFA (requires an audition/ portfolio as part of the application review)

    Audition and portfolio reviews for applicants will be offered on:

    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • Saturday, February 10, 2018

    If you do not initially apply to the BFA as an incoming student you will have the opportunity to audition during your freshman year.

    Audition Requirements for the BFA Theatre Performance Program:

    • Prepare two monologues. The monologues should be contrasting styles, and each monologue should be about one minute long for a combined time of two minutes total.
    • Bring two copies of your theatre resume
    • Bring two copies of your headshot or a recent photograph

    Portfolio Review Requirements for the BFA Theatre Design/Technical Theatre/Stage Management Programs:

    • Prepare a four-minute portfolio presentation. Your portfolio can include any relevant paperwork, photos, renderings, or production books you have from previous shows.
    • Bring two copies of your theatre resume

    All auditions will be held in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. Please contact Ashley Preston in the theatre department at 978.542.6290 or to schedule an audition, or if you have further questions.

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