FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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    • I want to visit the Performing Arts Department and Brooks Center and would like to talk with someone about the music/theatre/audio technology concentrations. Is that possible?

          Contact us at 864-656-3043 or e-mail us at Perf-Arts-L@clemson.edu and a faculty or staff member will contact you soon to arrange a visit.

         

         

         

• Do I have to be a Performing Arts major to play in the band, take voice lessons, audition for a play or take part in other performing arts activities?

 

    No – all performing arts performing ensembles are open to all Clemson University students by audition.

 

• What are graduates from your program doing now?

    Clemson's performing arts students have started careers at a variety of institutions and organizations across the country. Other graduates have continued their education, pursuing advanced degrees in a number disciplines. You can see a list of some our alumni at the Alumni News page.

 

• When will I know if I passed my audition?

      If you complete the Clemson University admission process by December 1 and audition on or before the last Open Audition date, usually in early February, you will be notified in late-February. If either of these deadlines are missed, you will be notified as soon as possible after your audition and Clemson application are completed.
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    • My SAT scores are OK – but not really high. I’ve been doing music or theatre since I was in grammar school and really want to pursue my interest. Should I go ahead and audition or will my SAT’s keep me out of the program?

    Admission to Clemson University is competitive, however, standardized tests are just one component of the admission process. We encourage all interested students to apply and audition.

 

• I am a prospective Audio Technology major, but would like to receive an application for a music scholarship.

    Talent-based scholarships are determined by on-campus auditions. Contact us at Perf-Arts-L@clemson.edu or 864-656-3043 to set up an audition. See our website for specific scholarship audition requirements.

    • How can I get involved in music or theatre if I’m not going to major or minor in PA?

    All music ensembles and the Clemson Players student organization are open to all Clemson University students and any student can audition for the bands, orchestra, and choirs and/or work on our theatrical productions.

 

 

• Do I have to audition to minor in music or theatre?

    No.

 

• Do I have to have a minor?

    Yes - Production Studies in Performing Arts majors do have to have a minor. Certain other majors at Clemson require a minor and others don’t. You will need to check with whatever major you intend to pursue for the specific minor requirements.

 

• I am a Political Science major but would like to minor in music or theatre. Can I do that?

    Yes, any student can pursue a music or theatre minor at Clemson University.

 

• If I major in Music can I minor in Theatre?

      Yes. Theatre Majors and Audio Technology Majors may minor in Music. Also, Audio Technology Majors and Music Majors may minor in Theatre.

    • Can I minor in Audio Technology?

    No. - We only offer minors in music and theatre.

 

• What kind of scholarships do you offer? Where can I get more information and an application?

    We offer a number of talent-based scholarships. For a complete list, visit http://www.clemson.edu/Perf-Arts/scholarship.php. Scholarships are determined by on-campus auditions. Contact us at Perf-Arts-L@clemson.edu or 864-656-3043 to set up an audition for the major. Other scholarship opportunities are available to students wishing to participate in the various ensembles (Band, Orchestra, Choral). Auditions for ensembles are typically done at the beginning of the school year.

 

• Do I have to audition separately for a scholarship?

    For Performing Arts Majors, your entrance audition can serve as a scholarship audition.

    • I love Clemson and I’m really interested in Dance. I’ve been looking at your web site but don’t see very much about it. Where can I learn more about Dance at Clemson?

    The Department of Performing Arts offers classes for credit in jazz, modern, tap, ballet and the University Dance Company. For more information about the classes you may contact Dance Instructor, Cheryl Hosler at chosler@clemson.edu. Other dance opportunities at Clemson include the Tiger Band Dancers, Clemson Dancers and the Rally Cats.

 

• I want to change my major to Audio Technology. Is there someone I can talk to? What do I have to do?