2017 Schedule for Students & Parents

Meet the Colleges

College Fair Tour: The College Fair is split into three locations. Students and parents will be divided into groups and will visit each location, where college representatives will give a brief introduction to their program. You’ll have time to network and talk to all of the schools, to ensure every student meets every college!

College Fair Visits: As you audition and present portfolios, college representatives will observe your work, and using the information you provided when registering, they will identify students that may be a great fit for their school. Results, or “call-backs”, will be posted. You’ll then visit their table at the College Fair to get more information about their program! Not auditioning or presenting a portfolio? No problem, you get to head straight to the College Fair and attend workshops!

Workshops to Attend

A Day in the Life of a Theatre Major:  Meet current college theatre students as they share their day-to-day activities as a theatre major. They will provide insight on work-load, classes, performance opportunities and much more! Panel designed for parents and students, facilitated by Claire Wisniewski (Education Manager, Southeastern Theatre Conference)

What can I do with a theatre degree?: Learn about the variety of jobs in the theatre industry and where a theatre degree can take you. We’ll also explore the skill-sets required by other industries and why Forbes says a liberal arts degree is the “tech industry’s hottest ticket!”.  Session designed for parents and students, presented by Ron Law (Executive Director, Theatre Charlotte/President, NCTC Board of Directors)

College Admissions Q&A: Admissions counselor Josh Artrip (UNC-Greensboro) will answer your questions about admissions, the application process and how to set your student up for success! Josh brings valuable knowledge and a unique perspective – he has a degree in theatre education! Session designed for parents, students are also welcome to attend.

Show Your Talent!

Senior Auditions: Showcase your talent to faculty members from 25+ colleges, all in one place, at one time! 

Grades 9-11 Auditions and Feedback: Get a head start by auditioning for some of our college representatives before Senior year! Many colleges want to see your work now and will be in the audition room; you’ll meet others at the College Fair. You will also get feedback from a professional director immediately following your audition! 

Portfolio Reviews: Students have the option of presenting a portfolio of their work, to be viewed by college faculty members. 

Please note: Not all colleges will watch auditions and review portfolios. We encourage you to speak with all college representatives at the College Fair.

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