Introducing Collegiate Pursuits!

Training for a superior future!

North Texas Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the launch of its new college prep program for students in grades 8-12! 

NTPA Collegiate Pursuits offers a bridge to the collegiate and professional world through productions, special workshops, 1-on-1 training and summer college prep camps. These programs are perfect for any young adult who is preparing to join a collegiate performing arts program.

NTPA Collegiate Pursuits will be your one-stop shop for all of your theatre college prep needs with educational workshops including parent guidance, college audition training, and pre-screen filming, as well as productions that will train your student for the professional expectations they will encounter in the collegiate and professional world.

Collegiate Pursuits programs are not eligible for discounts including, but not limited to membership discounts or new student discounts.

What You’ll Gain Through NTPA Collegiate Prep

College Preparation

1-on-1 Counseling to Guide you Through the College Audition Process
Help finding the PERFECT College Audition Pieces
Cleaning and Working Your Audition Package
Mock Auditions and Preparation
Workshops with Industry Professionals
Resume Help
Filming for Common Prescreens
Professional Headshots
Parent Workshops in Financial, Academic, and Audition Guidance
Bonding with Fellow Students Going Through the Same Process
And So Much More!

Collegiate-Level Productions

4 Show Season, featuring a range of styles for growth and resume expansion exclusively for 8-12 graders
Competitive casting, with single casting and limited cast size for some shows
Personalized audition and post-show feedback in a one-on-one setting
Work with industry guest artists and NTPA artistic team
Increased budget for set, prop, and costumes and top-tier production designers
Expanded rehearsal time for advanced show quality
Premium NTPA spaces & off-campus performance venues
Actor’s Equity-style rehearsal and production methods
In-rehearsal training in collegiate verbiage, methods, and lessons
Check out our upcoming Workshops!
View our upcoming auditions!

Summer College Audition Prep Intensive

Session Dates: June 17-19 or July 29-31
Location: NTPA – Frisco

Juniors and Seniors are able to participate fully in the intensive weekend. Students who are rising 8-10 graders may attend as an observer.

This 3-day intensive will prepare students for auditions required for entrance into college performing arts programs. The weekends will consist of masterclasses taught by industry professionals, collegiate professors and representatives from top schools. This intensive is offered at a competitive market price! There are limited spots available, sign up today to guarantee your spot!

Three Focus Options

Tuition Includes

  • Master Classes with Industry Professionals & Collegiate Representatives
  • Mock Auditions with College Programs
  • Individualized Feedback with Instructors
  • Financial Planning Seminar for Parents
  • Training in Acting, Song, and Dance
  • Audition Process Overview & Breakdown
  • Filmed Pre-Screen Auditions
  • Resume & Headshot Feedback


Focus Early Bird* Regular
Triple Threat (Grades 11-12) $350 $450
Actor First (Grades 11-12) $200 $300
Young and Eager (Grades 8-10) $100 $100

*Early bird deadline for June session is May 20.
*Early bird deadline for July session is July 1.

Featured June Teaching Artists

Read about our featured instructors and participating colleges!
Register for a Summer Audition Prep Intensive

Upcoming Auditions

Learn More About Pursuits Productions

1-on-1 College Audition Coaching

Looking to audition for collegiate programs for a career in the arts? Private College Prep lessons with Collegiate Pursuits will prepare you for all of your auditions. With a focus on audition packages and auditioning strategies, these lessons will prepare students to take on any collegiate audition.

Private lessons for acting technique, song selections and cuts, monologue selection and cuts, and audition techniques are available with our Pursuits directors. Students can work towards building an audition book to have ready for all auditions. Students can also work one-on-one in a consultation style to work through decisions concerning the audition journey and navigating the application process.


  • $45 – half hour lessons
  • $85 – full hour lessons
  • +$50 for personalized audition materials (monologues, songs), collegiate resources (spreadsheets, worksheets, etc)
  • +$100 for original collegiate pre-screen choreography audition pieces
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