Great Program, Loaded Schedule – I am a dance major at The Juilliard School. The faculty and classes offered to the dancers are beneficial and challenging. The faculty pay a great deal of attention the individual student, to help give them personal attention and help each dancer improve. However, the students' schedules fill up very quickly. We are in class all day and can be in rehearsal until 10:30 pm. This makes it difficult for students to stay on top of their work in their academic classes.
A Lot of Work – The drama audition process is complicated. You must fill out the application online, pay the $50 processing fee, and submit your personal essay.
You are asked to prepare four monologues: two modern two classical, contrasting. Then you get your audition call-time, and date. You go to a large open call and then are asked to perform two monologues and sing 16 bars of a song of your choice. After this the call back list is posted. If you get a callback you stay all day and then perform your monologues for the entire faculty. Then you go home.
If you get a callback from there it is for the final callback weekend in March. Here you share your monologues once more or the faculty and then proceed to take classes for two days with forty other students while you decide if you like the school and while the Juilliard faculty observes your work. They then cut this group down to the final 18 for the class(9 men, 9 women).