Honors in Acting

 

Admission to the Honors in Acting Program requires both eligibility and a special audition.

The eligibility requirements for sophomore-level transfer students and native UCI students are:

  1. At least one year in good standing as a UCI Drama major
  2. Completion of Drama 130 or Drama 136 and at least one section of Drama 135 or Drama 142, at UCI
  3. Honors students must possess and maintain a minimum of 3.2 cumulative GPA and 3.4 GPA in all acting courses
  4. Performance in at least three Drama at UC Irvine productions
  5. Completion of at least 6 units of Drama 101 (Production/Crew). Must be enrolled for final units.
  6. Completion of the eligibility form (download the form)

The eligibility requirements for junior-level transfer students are:

  1. At least one year in good standing as a UC Irvine Drama major
  2. Completion of Drama 130 or Drama 136, at UCI
  3. Honors students must possess and maintain a minimum of 3.2 cumulative GPA and 3.4 GPA in all acting courses
  4. Completed performance in at least one Drama at UC Irvine production
  5. Completion of four units of Drama 101 (Production/Crew)
  6. Completion of the eligibility form (download the form)

A student’s audition will determine final admission to the Honors in Acting program. Auditions for eligible candidates are held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 5:00-6:00p in the Nixon Theatre.

Only truly exceptional students will be admitted to the Honors in Acting program, perhaps 10-20% of eligible students. Auditions will consist of a standard presentation: one classical and one modern monologue, totaling no more than 3 minutes in length.

Honors in Acting Program students receive:

  1. The "Honors in Acting" notation on their official transcript at graduation
  2. Nomination and recommendation for national University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA) auditions

Honors in Acting students may be eligible to join MFA Acting students in on-campus auditions for professional theatres and attend MFA Actors' "Dynamics" classes.

Eligibility forms are due Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the Drama Office (Drama 249). For more information, refer to the Drama section of the UCIrvine General Catalogue (which can be found online) or contact Cynthia Bassham, Head of Undergraduate Acting, at cbassham@uci.edu.