Audition Requirements

Auditions are required for ALL students who wish to be considered for admission. Any student who does not attend an audition will not be considered for admission. Audition results, paired with program ranking for incoming first-year students and seat availability for transfer students, will determine admission results.

Please find information pertaining to your audition below. Requirements may vary for transfer students. If you have questions, contact Admissions at 773-534-9718 or admissions@.

Audition requirements for:

Creative Writing
Visual Arts

Audition guides for:

Creative Writing
Visual Arts

Additional audition resources:

ChiArts Audition Handbook
Suggested Songs for Vocalists (MUSIC)
Music for Percussion Auditions (MUSIC)
Acting Course Descriptions (THEATRE)
Musical Theatre Course Descriptions (THEATRE)
Sample Monologues (THEATRE)

(For Transfers)

Incoming Sophomore Percussion Audition (MUSIC)

Incoming Junior Percussion Audition (MUSIC)

Incoming Senior Percussion Audition (MUSIC)

Sample audition rubrics (score sheets):

Creative Writing
Dance (Preliminary)
Dance (Callback)
Music Instrumental (Brass, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds)
Music Percussion (Novice)
Music Percussion (Advanced)
Music Voice (Preliminary)
Music Voice (Callback)
Theatre: Acting (Preliminary)
Theatre: Acting (Callback)
Theatre: Musical Theatre (Preliminary)
Theatre: Musical Theatre (Callback)
Visual Arts (Preliminary)
Visual Arts (Callback)