Sept. 26, 2020 9am-3:30pm

PA Day

Due to the safety of our prospective students, faculty, and staff, Performing Art Day will be virtual this year.

Join us for our annual event for all prospective students (high school juniors, seniors & transfer students). Find out more about the BFA & BA programs in Dance, Music Theatre & Theatre (which includes performance & design/tech).  

It's a day full of workshops across all programs where you will discover new skills, expand your interests & enhance your technique. The day is geared toward preparing you for your artistic journey!


Time Session Title Program
9-9:30a Welcome & Introductions  Meet the faculty & staff & learn more about our differnt programs.  All
9:45-10:30 Workshop #1 Self Tape Auditioning How To's
Today’s technology gives control of the audition back to the actor. In this workshop you’ll learn tips on how to create a professional looking self-tape audition.
10:45-11:30 Workshop #2 How to Set-up a Portfolio

Interested in design or backstage side of theatre but not sure how to showcase your what you do? This workshop explains what a portfolio is and covers successful techniques to present that work for college or job applications.

 Design & Tech - Theatre
Lunch Q & A with Admissions & Advising Hosted by Sanya Wiles & Kayla Jasso. Enjoy your lunch & find out more about the admissions process & advising for your degree.  WSU
12:30-1:15 Workshop #3 Musical Theatre Audition Tips & Tricks
We will discuss effective ways to showcase your unique talents and how to have a successful Musical Theatre Audition. You will also get to know the WSU Musical Theatre faculty and learn how to navigate our audition process.
Musical Theatre
1:30-2:15 Workshop #4 Dance: Enhancing Career Prospects

Own and operate a dance studio? Have a professional career as a performing dance artist? Create and use social dance programming to benefit special populations and community? Work with dance companies as a movement therapist? Prepare for a graduate degree in dance or other artistic fields such as arts administration? Work as an entertainer on cruise ships, amusement parks or television? Be a member of a local arts council?

2:30-3:30 Q & A with Current Students Have questions or just curious about the student experience? Come & chat with current School of Performing Arts students.  SPACO & MADT

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Primary area of interest

Prospective students must:

Audition for scholarship consideration & acceptance into the Dance & Musical Theatre  programs.


Audition and/or interview for scholarship consideration in the Theatre program which includes theatre generalist (BA), theatre performance (BFA) and design & technical theatre (BFA). Students interested in the BFA in Theatre Performance program must audition for acceptance. 

See specific information on the virtual offerings this year

Representatives from Admissions & other departments will be on hand to assist & answer questions too.

Currently enrolled students do not need to audition for acceptance into the Musical Theatre or Dance programs. However, a new scholarship application will be required every year. 

Questions? Need more information? 

Contact Stacy via the email below or 316-978-3360

Stacy Salters