News & Events - Open House
Open House 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The twenty-first annual OPEN HOUSE will be held on December 3, 2014 This event gives college-bound high school students
the opportunity to meet our faculty and to discover more about our programs in Theatre
Every year, our Open House holds scholarship auditions and interviews for any high school students who have applied to Fresno State for the next Fall semester, and who are seriously considering a major in theatre or dance. Students who wish to audition or interview should pre-register through their sponsoring teacher. Scholarship awards will be announced in the Spring '16 semester.
Our department holds auditions and interviews for scholarships in acting, design, and dance for high school students who have applied to Fresno State for Fall, 2015 during the application period (September 1-November 30), and who are seriously considering a major in theatre or dance.
BACK AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND! Monologue Showcase- In addition to the scholarship auditions, in the afternoon we will offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in "Monologue Showcase" workshops. Students may come with prepared monologues or scenes and have the opportunity to receive feedback from our faculty. We will also be offering MORE workshops for your students to choose from!
All forms are available in the right column.
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 2015 Schedule
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. curtain for Really Really
Cost: Free to pre-registered students
Limit: 15-students per school
Register by: November 20
Schedule (subject to change)
8:30 am Registration
8:45-10:00 am Acting Auditions/ Facility Tours
10:15-11:30 am Acting Auditions/ Facility Tours / Design/Tech Interviews/
11:30 am-12:30 pm LUNCH; Hosted lunch for teachers and chaperones in
Lobby (Students – on their own)
2:00-3:15 pm Dance Auditions
12:30-4:45 pm WORKSHOPS (3 sessions)
Workshop Topics include:
- Monologue Showcase
- Tai Chi
- Project Runway
- Stage Lighting
- Sound Design
- Stage Makeup
- Devised Theatre
5:00 pm Town Hall Meeting with Theatre Arts Majors and Minors
6:00 pm Pizza (Hosted by Theatre Arts Department)
8:00 pm Final Dress Rehearsal for Really Really directed by Brad Myers
INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO FRESNO STATE?
The Application Filing Period is September 1 - November 30. Scholarship applications are available September 30-November 30. Due to record number of applications and limited state funds, we will only be able to offer scholarships to students with applications filed during this time.
Student Scholarship Audition/Interview Checklist
- Check on the Application Requirements/Timeline click here
- FRESNO STATE APPLICATION- by November 30
- UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - by November 30
- PREPARE AUDITION OR DESIGN/TECH INTERVIEW (see below for guidelines)
- Complete a STUDY GRANT APPLICATION (Available for download in August)
- TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM (must be filled out by a teacher) (Available for download in August)
California State University, Fresno is an impacted campus at the freshman level. All first-time freshman applicants must complete and submit the Fresno State Application for Admission during the filing period (September 1 to November 30, 2015) to be considered for admission. Applicants will be admitted based on CSU system-wide eligibility criteria. SAT or ACT scores are required for all students with a grade point average below a 3.00. SAT or ACT scores are recommended for all students with grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Test scores must be submitted by January 15, 2016.
INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A THEATRE ARTS OR DANCE STUDY GRANT FOR NEXT FALL?
TO AUDITION FOR STUDY GRANTS (ACTING EMPHASIS):
1. Prepare 2 contrasting monologues (total time limit-5 minutes) Or 2. Prepare one monologue and one scene (total time limit-5 minutes) Songs are acceptable to replace a scene or monologue as long as the student provides his or her own accompaniment. Time limit will be strictly enforced.
TO INTERVIEW FOR STUDY GRANTS (DESIGN EMPHASIS) Be ready to answer questions about why you are interested in the design/tech emphasis for Theatre Arts. Although it is not required, you may bring examples of any work you have done on a production or in the area of design (photographs, models, renderings, drawings, sketches, etc.) Design emphasis students will also be encouraged to participate in design workshops offered in the afternoon.
TO AUDITION FOR STUDY GRANTS (DANCE EMPHASIS) Prepare a 3-minute solo to music of your choice. Please include balance work, turns, and air work in your solo. You will also participate in a Master Class for dance.
Students interested in auditioning for an emphasis in acting or dance or in interviewing for the area of design may attend by contacting their high school drama or dance teachers.
If you have further questions, please contact one of our facilitators. Thanks for your interest!
Design/Tech: Elizabeth Payne firstname.lastname@example.org 559-278-5110
Dance: Kenneth Balint email@example.com 559-278-5848 / 278-3987