Prospective Students

Visiting Oxy Theater
This fall, Occidental College is offering a virtual workshop and info session for prospective Theater majors and minors. Please click here for more information.

Register here for the workshop


When the campus fully reopens, prospective students and their families are welcome to visit us. We recommend scheduling your visit in advance so you can make the most of your time here. You may sit in on a class, audition and/or interview (both of which are optional and not required for the major or admission to the college), and take a tour of our facilities. Just email beatrice@oxy.edu or call us at (323) 259-2771 to make an appointment. 

Although it is not required for admission to the college or the theater major, students may audition, interview or send portfolios or writing samples as supplements to the application. You may submit your materials through Slideroom on the Common App. In person auditions will resume when the campus reopens.

For the audition please prepare a 1-minute performance. This could be spoken word, a monologue, a song, a movement piece - show us something that expresses what you love to do. If you can sing, add 16 bars from any musical. If you are interested in directing, design, technical theater, or playwriting, please feel free to submit a portfolio or writing sample.

The deadline for submitting supplemental materials is the same as the application deadline for the college. If you are auditioning after the deadline, we cannot guarantee that your audition will be reviewed in time for the decision making process. However, we would still like to meet you and see you even after the deadline. This gives us a chance to get to know prospective students and for you to get to know the Theater Department.