All perspective performing arts majors who are interested in the theatre concentration area should bring a resume listing any theatrical or related creative experiences and course work with them for the audition/interview process:


  • • Prepare two contrasting monologues not to exceed 5 minutes in combined length
  • • Students interested in musical theatre should also have a song prepared to sing. If requested, an accompanist will be provided and applicants should send their music in advance to:

Department of Performing Arts

221 Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

Clemson University

Clemson, SC 29634-0525


  • • Bring a portfolio and/or photographs of their creative work, including scenery, lighting, costume, or any backstage or design examples
  • • Applicants should be prepared to discuss their backstage work such as stage management, running crews, design, etc
  • • Bring samples of any artwork, i.e., drawings, paintings, etc.



  • Students are encouraged to provide:

  • • a resume listing any experiences and/or skills pertinent to their performing arts interest
  • • at least two current letters of recommendation. One of these letters should come from a current performing arts teacher.

Please Note: Letters of recommendation may be mailed to the Performing Arts Department 2 weeks prior to the audition date. Please send to:

Department of Performing Arts

221 Brooks Center

Clemson University

Clemson, SC 29634

If time does not allow for mailing – please bring the letters with you when you come.

    • Students should be prepared to answer the following questions:

• What attracted you to this degree program?
  • • What are your career aspirations?
  • • What are your experiences and background in the arts?
  • • What other (non-arts) activities were you involved with in your school and/or community during your high school career?

Understanding that this degree requires collaborative teamwork with students of varying performing arts backgrounds:

• How do you see yourself fitting into this curriculum?
  • • What previous experiences have you had in collaboration?