Virtual Open House

December 1 - 2, 2020

            Time:   Links available all day December 1 - 2, 2020

            Cost:    Free to pre-registered students

            Registration Deadline: November 25, 2020


Our 27th Annual High School Open House is going virtual. The Fresno State Department of Theatre and Dance invites you and your students to attend on December 1, 2020 or December 2, 2020. 

The event will comprise of a series of videos which will cover the Department of Theatre and Dance's course offerings, performance opportunities, and provide student testimonials about their experience at Fresno State. Also included will be our virtual presentation of "Darkside" by Tom Stoppard and directed by Kathleen McKinley. 

Registered schools will be sent the link to a private YouTube playlist containing all of the Virtual Open House videos. You may watch some or all of the videos. The link may be accessed all day on December 1st and 2nd. 

Our scholarship Auditions and Interviews have also gone virtual! This is exciting because it opens up our scholarship opportunities to even more of your students, not just the students that are in attendance at the High School Open House.  Auditions and initial interviews will NOT be live, instead students will be asked to upload videos of their materials in the provided registration form. All scholarship registrations are due by November 25, 2020.

How to apply and prepare for the Open House

Be sure to apply for admission to Fresno State by December 4, 2020.

Guidelines for Auditions/Interviews

Students who wish to audition or interview for a scholarship in Theatre, Dance, and/or Design/Technology need to register and submit their materials online by November 25, 2020.

Teacher Recommendation Form

If you have further questions, please email:

If you have specific questions about degree programs or the audition/interview process, please contact one of our advisors

Melissa Gibson - / 559-278-2522 

Elizabeth Payne - / 559-278-5110

Kenneth Balint - / 559-278-5848