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Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Admission

The process for auditions and interviews for the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts has changed for the 2020-2021 academic year. While we wish that we could meet you in person, auditions and portfolio reviews will be held virtually for the 2020-2021 audition season.

An audition, portfolio or interview is required for admission consideration for Webster's degree programs in the College of Fine Arts. Students who apply to pursue a major in the College of Fine Arts will be considered for academic admission to the university upon receipt of their admissions application and supporting materials in the Office of Admission. Acceptance into a particular major in the College of Fine Arts will be determined based upon review of the audition or portfolio. Further details are below.  Due to on going precautions, all portfolio reviews, audtions, and interviews will be held through a virtual platform.  

Art, Design, and Art History

Admission to the Department of Art, Design, and Art History as a degree-seeking student is by portfolio review. Reviews are held virtually at this time. Students should apply for academic admission to the university before requesting a portfolio review.  Applicants with the intention of pursuing a degree in Art History & Criticism are not required to do the portfolio review for admission to that specific major.

2020–2021 Virtual Portfolio Review Dates

  • Friday, November 6, 2020
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Friday, February 5, 2021
  • Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Friday, May 28, 2021
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Dance

Acceptance to the Department of Dance as a degree-seeking student is by audition. There is no audition required for a dance minor. Auditions are held virtually throughout the year. Students should apply for academic admission to the university before requesting an audition.

2020–2021 Virtual Audition Dates

  • Friday, November 6, 2020
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Friday, February 5, 2021
    • Friday, February 19, 2021
    Friday, February 26, 2021
    • Friday, April 16, 2021

While one of above dates is preferred, individual auditions can be arranged. To arrange an individual audition, email dance@webster.edu.

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Music

If you intend to major as an undergraduate student at Webster University, you must complete an audition as part of your application. There is no audition required for a music minor. The auditions this year will be held virtually this year, but will provide you an opportunity to meet faculty from the music department, and meet current music students. Students should apply for academic admission to the university before requesting an audition.

2020–2021 Virtual Audition Dates

  • Friday, November 6, 2020
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Friday, February 5, 2021
  • Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    • Friday, May 28, 2021
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Theatre

Auditions or interviews are required for all students applying to the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Auditions/interviews are held during the school year for entrance into the following fall session. Students seeking an audition for Acting, Directing, or Music Theatre will be required to submit pre-screen materials through Accptd.com (please note there is no E in the word for this website) before requesting an audition.  

2021 Audition Dates

  • New York Unified Virtual Auditions
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
  • Sunday, January 24, 2021
  • Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Chicago Unified Virtual Auditions
  • Sunday, February 7, 2021
  • Monday, February 8, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Los Angeles Unified Virtual Auditions
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
  • Sunday, February 14, 2021
  • St. Louis Home Campus Virtual Auditions
  • (Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre)
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021

Stage Management, Design/Technical Production and Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy interviews are arranged on an individual basis. The preferred times are Thursdays for Stage Management and Friday for Design/Technical Production. Once you have completed the Request Form, you will be contacted by the Audition Coordinator to schedule an actual date and time.