Undergraduate Auditions & Design/Tech Interviews

Audition Callback Boards
Design/Tech Interviews

Find Your School at SETC

SETC offers high school juniors, high school seniors, and college transfer students the opportunity to audition, interview and display portfolios for all participating recruiting schools in one convenient location.

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
  • Where: 70th annual SETC Convention | Knoxville, TN

Student Application Deadlines and Fees:

  • Early-Bird ($20): Oct. 15 – Dec. 14
  • Final ($30): Dec. 15 – Jan. 22

Pre-registration is required for participation in SETC Auditions and Design/Tech Interviews. Late applications may be considered after the online registration deadline. Late application fee: $45.

Please email Cadie Burks or call 336-272-3645 if you have any questions about auditioning or interviewing for undergraduate programs at SETC’s annual convention.

Recruit for Your School

Colleges, universities and training programs wishing to participate in the SETC Undergraduate Auditions and/or Design/Tech Interviews to recruit high school juniors and seniors as well as college transfer students must submit materials to SETC no later than Jan. 22, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in recruiting at SETC, what do I need to know?

We offer undergraduate and graduate recruitment through auditions and design/tech interviews at our spring convention. SETC Recruitment is open to any training program that offers a training certificate. We also have a large Education Expo in the Exhibit Hall. We encourage all recruiting institutions to have a booth, in addition to attending auditions and interviews, because students will attend the Ed Expo to visit representatives from schools they are interested in or want more information about. Booth assignments are made in the order in which registrations are received – so the sooner you register, the better your booth location! Act now, because the Ed Expo fills up quickly and registration is open!

What will the undergraduate audition/interview process look like for recruiting institutions?

Audition/Interview Packets
Audition & Interview Application Packets will be supplied to you electronically. Hard-copy application packets are available for $25 each. If your school pre-purchases a hard-copy packet, those will be available when you check in at the auditions or interviews.

Undergraduate Auditions
You may check in from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM on Thursday at the undergraduate auditions location. The briefing for the Recruiting Institution Reps is at 8:00 AM. The Auditions will begin at 8:30 AM.

Undergraduate Design/Tech Displays & Interviews
Design/Tech applicants will set up their displays between 10:00 AM and Noon. They will be available for viewing to school reps all afternoon. The Design/Tech students have an opportunity to give a short introduction and tell you what they are looking for in a school on the audition stage at 1:00 PM.

Callbacks should take place at your booth in the Education Expo or the Interview Lounge in the Knoxville Convention Center Exhibit Hall. There will be a few café tables for schools without a booth in the Interview Lounge. Students will be encouraged to visit as many schools as possible during Exhibit Hall hours. Please keep in mind that some students involved in the High School Theatre Festival may not come to your booth until Saturday.

**Please note that these details are subject to change.

How much does it cost for a recruiting institution to attend convention?

  • Organizational Membership: $80
  • Expo Table: $260
  • Undergraduate Auditions/Interviews: $25
  • Graduate Auditions/Interviews:$25
  • Hard-Copy Applications/Resumes: $25 each
  • Deposit: $50
  • Each recruiting institution representative will need to register and pay as an individual

I am ready to register my recruiting institution, what do I do next?

Fill out this Recruiting Institution Registration Form and email it to Cadie Burks, our Educational Services Manager.

I registered my recruiting institution, do I need to register all of our institution representatives?

Yes, all recruiting institution representatives need to register and pay as individuals. Individual registration can be done online or by filling out this Individual Registration Form and sending it back to our Educational Services Manager, Cadie Burks.

How do I pay for registration?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and checks for all registrations. If you need an invoice, email Cadie Burks your specific needs, and she will help you.

I emailed my registration form to Cadie Burks, what now?

Cadie will process your registration and send you a sales receipt to the email address provided on the form. You will also receive your Ed Expo booth number and exhibitor kit from Hollins Exposition Services in December. Review this kit and let Hollins know of any additional booth needs.

What if I still have questions?

If you have additional questions, please email Cadie Burks with a detailed explanation of your question regarding Recruiting Institution Registration, Undergraduate/Graduate Auditions/Interviews, and/or the Education Expo.