Photo: Dance Showcase 2015: A Recreation of Bob Fosse's The Rich Man's Frug
Performing Arts at City of Westminster College
Welcome to Performing Arts at City of Westminster College.
We are pleased you have chosen to audition for us and look forward to meeting
you and seeing your work.
This page contains the information you need to know, to
ensure your audition is the best it can be.
During the Audition
You will be asked to perform - with confidence - your chosen
audition material to one or more course tutors, and sometimes other candidates.
This is followed by a short interview with a course tutor.
Your Audition Piece
For your audition, you choose whether to act, sing or dance.
Please select and prepare one of the following:
Please learn and stage the gender neutral monologue below.
There is no character name, or any information, so you will need to decide what
you think is going on, who the character is talking to and stage it using your
You wanna know my
favourite bit? This always happens. It’s
You’ll see them talking about their loss.
Maybe their child
has been abducted. Or they lost a lover in
a terrorist attack.
Or a natural disaster. Or just, you know, in
the general course
of, of, of, of –
Of life, precisely.
And they always do this! They’ll be talking
They’ll be talking with real grace and often
they’ll be, they’ll
be, it’s like they’ll be –
Happy, yes. But
then the thought of their lost one, of their
child or their
lover or their colleague, hits them like a train.
And their voices
catch in their throats and they can’t carry on.
Tears well up in
their eyes. And what we do is, we stay with
them. Every time.
We hold them in our gaze for a good twenty
seconds before the
cut. It has become a formula. That, for me,
is one of the
highest achievements of our ti
If you identify as male – learn and stage STARS from Les Miserables
If you identify as female – learn and stage ON MY OWN from Les Miserables
You should be prepared to sing both accompanied and
These tracks are widely available.
Please prepare a piece of contemporary dance of between 1-2
minutes based on the theme of Discovery.
You should bring your accompanying music that can be played
on CD or iPhone/iPod.
What to Bring
Evidence of previous qualifications or predicted
Reference/s, if you have any
A portfolio of work (such as photographs of
previous shows, achievements, etc.) if you have one
A copy of an essay that you have written within
the last year
Read about the range of performing arts courses
we offer on our website or in our prospectus
Think about what you want to tell us about
yourself in your audition – what experience and skills do you have that we
might be looking for?
Plan your journey ahead of your audition to ensure
you arrive on time
Spend time preparing your audition material – if
you can, show it to a friend or teacher, so that you can get feedback
What to Wear
Wear clothing that you are able to comfortably perform your
audition piece in. We recommend loose bottoms and tops and flat shoes or pumps,
with long hair tied back off the face.
Where to Go
Arrive at least 10 minutes early for your audition, so that
you are not rushing.
When you arrive at the College, please report to Reception,
where you will be directed to the relevant room.
If you have any questions about your audition that are not
answered here, please contact one of the teaching team at email@example.com
you are unable to attend, you should contact College Admissions directly.