Auditions Advice & Guidance
Performers College takes great pride in the value our applicants gain from their auditions. It is an opportunity for us to get to know you and learn about your aspirations. Entry to the college is by audition only. Auditions are held regularly throughout the year.
A step-by-step guide to your Performers audition
- After we receive your application either via UCAS or direct application our admissions team will send you confirmation of your audition date. In this email, you will find guidelines on how to prepare for your audition and what the audition day entails.
- If you are unable to come to the Performers College campus we can offer you an online audition. If you would like to do this please request further details from the admissions team.
- On your audition day, if you are applying for the BA Musical Theatre and Dance you will be required to participate in a ballet class and jazz class. You will need to present a contemporary monologue that is age appropriate and approximately 1min 30secs in duration. Your monologue should not be from a film, musical or Shakespeare play. You will also deliver a solo song that you should be familiar with and sits within your vocal range. This must not be longer than 3minutes. Please ensure you have the sheet music as you will be accompanied by one of our fantastic vocal tutors. You will have the opportunity to express your individuality via improvisation within the jazz and acting sessions.
- On your audition day if you are applying for the BA Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media you will be required to participate in an improvisation, movement and screen acting session and deliver a contemporary monologue from a published play post 1980 and involve a character close to your own age.
Audition Anxiety Advice
Even the most experienced performers get audition nerves – it is totally normal. But you don’t have to let audition anxiety stop you from bringing your ‘A’ game.
We have auditioned thousands of students, which means we have seen it all. So here are our top tips for audition success. You’ve got this.
- Check you’ve had an email confirming your audition booking, along with our audition guidelines. If you haven’t please get in touch
- Read the audition guidelines thoroughly. We have created them for a reason, to ensure you are as well prepared and as informed as possible
- Be prepared. This is your time to shine, so make sure you are fully prepped to enable you to perform with confidence
- Relax. Although you might be feeling the pressure, remember that we want you to succeed as much as you do
- Treat your audition like a performance. You may have an audition panel instead of an audience, but give it the same energy and passion that you would if you had a paying audience in front of you
- Ensure that you have the correct clothing and shoes for each part of your audition, this will help you perform to the best of your ability
- Forget to read the audition guidelines
- Cancel your audition at the last minute
- Leave your preparation until just before your audition date, or decide you are going to ‘wing it’
- Choose a song or monologue that is not age-appropriate. You are more likely to be comfortable and successful doing something that is believable and in your casting range
- Do your acting and singing audition in full dance wear, your normal clothes are far more appropriate
Our course audition guides will help you prepare for your in-person audition at your chosen Performers College. It is important that you read each section to give yourself the best chance of obtaining an offer for your chosen course.
Please note that we require you to have already made a booking for an audition or portfolio review before submitting any supporting material as requested within the guidelines below.
Performers College Applicant Guidelines
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