Admission and Auditions
A high school GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher is required for first-year freshmen applying to be theatre and performance studies majors. A college GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher is required for entering transfers and currently-enrolled KSU students seeking a change in major. Auditions are not required for acceptance into the program. If you have been accepted to Kennesaw State University, and you are interested in becoming a theatre and performance studies major, please fill out the application below.Admission Application
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Seasonal Auditions for Departmental Productions and Ensembles
The Department holds auditions each semester for theatre and musical theatre productions, the KSU TELLERS storytelling ensemble, the Kennesaw Improv Society (K.I.S.S.), and Music Theatre Ensemble. These fall within the first full week of each semester and often in late April or May for early productions and ensembles the following fall.
Theatre/Musical Theatre Productions
You have up to 90 seconds to show us your best! Actors should prepare at least one memorized monologue. For musicals, students often prepare a short monologue as well as 16 – 32 bars of a musical theatre song. Be sure to bring piano/vocal sheet music in the correct key. Please make sure your complete audition falls within the 90 second limit.
All TPS majors within the Musical Theatre concentration are required to participate in the season auditions each semester. Students within the Acting concentration are strongly encouraged to participate.
Rehearsal schedules for each production are provided at the auditions. For those interested in being cast, the department asks that you attempt to schedule your classes before 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, although directors will make exceptions for some afternoon classes.
The KSU Tellers
Performers should prepare a one-to-five minute personal story of your own creation. Be prepared to discuss conflicts and obligations you have in the upcoming semester.
K.I.S.S. holds auditions each spring semester. No preparation is necessary. Students work with the existing ensemble and professional guest performers over a two-day period to learn and apply basic skills that support improv. The experienced members of the ensemble observe how those auditioning respond to the training and interact with their fellow performers. The ensemble ranges in size from 8-10 performers.
Music Theatre Ensemble
This is the course in the Musical Theatre Concentration which is open to all majors. Auditions take place each fall and spring for the following semester. The prerequisite is TPS 4015: Musical Theatre Techniques. Eligible students should prepare 32 bars of a Musical Theatre song and bring piano/vocal sheet music in the correct key.