Apply for Acting Classes
There are no auditions for acting classes.
Acting classes are open to all undergraduate students at Columbia and Barnard. All students who wish to be admitted to an acting class must complete the application form, found here.
The application asks for your name, school, class, major or potential major, and to rank order your preference for acting classes. All students who have not taken an acting class at Barnard must take Acting I; transfer students who have taken a comparable class at another university should contact Gisela Cardenas, firstname.lastname@example.org and cc the department chair, WB Worthen email@example.com, prior to auditions.
Students interested in being placed in any of the courses in musical theatre: Acting II: Acting the Song, Acting II: Sondheim, Acting II: Acting the Musical Scene should send a 60-second clip to the instructor of the course. In the fall semester, Mana Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org; in the spring semester, Wendy Waterman, email@example.com. These clips must be received by 5pm on the first Tuesday of the semester, the first day of classes.
Applications must be received no later than 5pm, on the first full day of classes (the day after Labor Day in Fall, and after Martin Luther King day in Spring). For FALL 2021 the deadline is THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 5PM. Students will be placed in classes and notified as to their placement on FRIDAY. All acting classes will meet beginning the second week of classes, beginning Monday 13 September. Students who have not applied to the class but register will be removed from the roster. Students can apply at any time before the deadline, and early application is encouraged.
Applicants for acting classes are very strongly encouraged to list more than one preference; we do understand that sometimes only one class meeting will fit into your schedule, but it’s often not possible to accommodate everyone who wants a given class section (we limit acting class enrollment to 12-16), and so having a second choice is a way of helping to ensure that you get into an acting class.
No student will be admitted to an acting class without having completed the application.