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Audition Schedule

School of Theater 2017 Audition and Interview Schedule

2017 Acting Audition Schedule

Auditions times for each day are either 9am-12pm, or 1pm-4pm. Please plan on being available for the entire block of time, although once your audition is complete, you may finish earlier.  Please see notes below for URTA** applicants.

Los Angeles, CA: CalArts Campus

  • Saturday, January 14 BFA and MFA
  • Sunday, January 15 - BFA only
  • Saturday, February 4 - BFA only
  • Sunday, February 5 BFA only
  • Saturday, February 11 BFA only
  • Sunday, February 12 BFA only

New York, NY (in Times Square)

  • Thursday, January 19 - MFA only
  • Friday, January 20 - BFA only
  • Saturday, January 21 BFA only
  • Sunday, January 22 BFA only

San Francisco, CA (near Union Square)

  • Saturday, February 4 BFA only
  • Sunday, February 5 BFA only

Chicago, IL (near Millennium Park)

  • Monday, February 6 - BFA only
  • Tuesday, February 7 BFA only
  • Wednesday, February 8 - BFA only

**If you are an MFA applicant planning to audition in Chicago or San Francisco, please note that we participate in the URTA auditions. We also reserve a limited number of individual audition slots for direct applicants. Please contact Rachel Park at rpark@calarts.edu to reserve one of these slots.

2017 Design and Production and Creative Producing and Management Interview Schedule

BFA Program Interviews

Prospective students must complete the admissions application requirements and the online portfolio to be considered for admission. The online application must be submitted before an interview will be scheduled.  

The following dates are available for BFA Design & Production applicants. Graduate applicants should refer to the section below. Each interview session will last approximately 30 minutes. Please bring a full, physical portfolio of work to your interview which supplements your online portfolio.

Applicants to the BFA Stage Management program will be contacted directly by the faculty regarding interviews.

On Campus Interview Dates:

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017

Chicago Interviews - Downtown Area:

  • Saturday, January 28, 2017

Telephone Interview Dates for applicants living more than 100 miles outside of in-person interview locations:

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Interviews are by appointment only. Once you have submitted your application, please e-mail Rachel Park, Admissions Counselor for the School of Theater.

Graduate Program Interviews

Prospective students must complete the admissions application requirements and the online portfolio to be considered for admission. The online application must be submitted before an interview will be scheduled.

Applicants will be contacted if an interview is requested by Faculty. Not all candidates will be invited to interview.  Interviews may be held by phone, although an in-person interview is preferred when possible.

The CalArts School of Theater will be attending National Unified Auditions/Interviews as part of U/RTA in Chicago, and will meet graduate applicants in all areas of Design, Technical Direction, and Creative Management. We also hold interviews by appointment at our campus.

For questions regarding the admissions or interview process, please e-mail Rachel Park, Admissions Counselor for the School of Theater.

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