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5 Tips for a Great College Audition Tape

It’s that time of year. It’s time for Berks County high school seniors who hope to attend BFA musical or theatre programs to begin to plan their college audition tapes. For some this may be a daunting task, but for everyone it should be an exciting learning experience! We’ve outlined 5 tips to making a great college audition tape.

1. Plan Your Audition Tape in Advance

Ensure you don’t miss a requirement by properly planning your video ahead of time. Carefully planning the structure of your shoot and knowing all the parts you need to record will create a smooth recording experience.

2. Select the Proper Location

Choosing a location with excellent lighting, sound, and background is one of the most important steps of your college audition tapes. The WCR Center for the Arts is available at a small fee to students who wish to record their college music or theatre audition tapes. Our stage will make for an elegant background and the built-in stage lighting will ensure no casting director misses important facial expressions! The WCR Center also has an acoustical quality that just can’t be matched in Berks County.

3. Place a Line of Tape on the Floor

This may seem like a silly one but placing a line of tape on the floor will help keep you in place throughout multiple different recordings. This ensures you have consistent placement, lighting and sound for your final audition tape submission.

4. Consider Specific Requirements for Each School

When planning your audition tape, keep in mind each school may have different requirements. The Albright College Theatre Program may have different requirements from Alvernia University’s Theatre Program. Follow each school’s audition tape instructions closely so that you don’t have to go back and re-record.

5. Pick Someone to Help you with your Audition Tape

Designate a friend or family member to help you while you record your college audition tape. Choose someone who can offer emotional support and act as an assistant to keep you on track during the recording.

For more information or to book the WCR Center for your college audition tape please email

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