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Auditioning for 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:

 

Acting

Please learn and stage a monologue of 2-3 minutes in length. This must be from a published play (please do not use a monologue you have written yourself or from a film). Bring a photocopy with you to give to the panel.

 

Singing

Choose a song from a musical, learn and stage it. You can include a dance sequence if you like, but this is optional. You can sing accompanied by a backing track (without vocals), or unaccompanied. Please bring the track with you so it can be played on CD or through your phone, etc.

 

Dance

Please prepare a piece of dance of between 2-3 minutes in length and must be in one of – or a mix of - the following styles:

Jazz

Contemporary

Tap

Ballet

 

You should bring your accompanying music that can be played on CD or iPhone/iPod.

 

What Else to Bring

·     Evidence of previous qualifications or predicted grades

·       A reference

·       Examples of work (such as photographs of previous shows, achievements, etc.) to support your application (if you have any)

·       An example of written work completed within the last year

 

Be Prepared

·       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 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 your face.

A smile!

 

Where to Go

Arrive at least 10 minutes early for your audition, so that you are not rushing.

When you arrive at the College, report to Reception, where you will be directed to the relevant audition room.

 

If you have any questions about your audition that are not answered here, please contact one of the teaching team at performingarts@cwc.ac.uk

If you are unable to attend, you should contact College Admissions directly.