B.F.A. in Dance

The Fall 2018 application is available beginning August 1, 2017. The deadline to apply for freshman admission is December 1, 2017.
For students with prior college experience seeking admission to the B.F.A. in Dance program, the deadline to apply for transfer admission is March 1, 2018.

Students interested in pursuing UTeach Dance must apply to the B.F.A. in Dance through ApplyTexas. During their program of study, dancers can elect to pursue the UTeach Dance component of the B.F.A. in Dance degree, which may lead to Texas teaching certification.

How to Apply

First-Year Applicants

1. Set up your UT EID

Your UT EID is your online account at The University of Texas at Austin. Get started here. Contact the Office of Admissions at 512-475-7399 for assistance.

2. Submit the Theatre and Dance Application

Available: August 1
Deadline: December 1

This application form allows you to select your preferred area of study and register for an audition. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

3. Register to Audition

Available: August 1
Deadline: December 1

An audition is required for admission to the B.F.A. in Dance program.
There are two ways to audition. Please select ONE of the following:

  • Audition online through Acceptd. Applicants who audition online may be asked to visit The University of Texas at Austin to attend a class with faculty before a final admissions decision is made.
  • Audition live on the UT Austin campus.

On-campus auditions at The University of Texas at Austin: October 27, November 10 and December 8

On-campus auditions are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and consist of ballet and contemporary technique classes in movement improvisation exercise, an interview with dance faculty, tours, Q&As and a demonstration from current students. Applicants will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare after registering for their audition.

Applications to The University of Texas at Austin are due by December 1, regardless of the audition date you plan to attend.

4. Submit the ApplyTexas Application

Available: August 1
Deadline: December 1

In order for your application to be considered, you must list a Theatre and Dance major as your "first choice" on the ApplyTexas application. You may check the status of your application and update your selections through your MyStatus page. Access the ApplyTexas application here.

Transfer Applicants

For External Transfer Applicants

The B.F.A. in Dance is a four-year sequence of training. We cannot predict how the credits you may have pursued at another institution in dance will transfer into our training sequence. Once admitted, transfer students will meet with an advisor during orientation to determine their timeline to degree. All transfer students should expect to invest at least two to three full years of study in our department to complete a B.F.A. in Dance.

1. Set up your UT EID

Your UT EID is your online account at The University of Texas at Austin. Get started here. Contact the Office of Admissions at 512-475-7399 for assistance.

2. Submit the Theatre and Dance Application

Available: August 1
Deadline: March 1

This application form allows you to select your intended major and register for an audition. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

Please note that audition dates take place in the fall semester, significantly earlier than the Theatre and Dance application submission deadline. You must complete an on-campus audition in the fall semester or submit an audition online.

3. Register to Audition

Available: August 1
Deadline: March 1

An audition is required for admission to the B.F.A. in Dance program.
There are two ways to audition. Please select ONE of the following:

  • Audition online through Acceptd. Applicants who audition online may be asked to visit The University of Texas at Austin to attend a class with faculty before a final admissions decision is made.
  • Audition live on the UT Austin campus.

On-campus auditions at The University of Texas at Austin: October 27, November 10 and December 8

On-campus auditions are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and consist of ballet and contemporary technique classes in movement improvisation exercise, an interview with dance faculty, tours, Q&As and a demonstration from current students. Applicants will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare after registering for their audition.

4. Submit the ApplyTexas Application

Deadline: March 1
In order for your application to be considered, you must list a Theatre and Dance major as your "first choice" on the ApplyTexas application. You may check the status of your application and update your selections through your MyStatus page. Access the ApplyTexas application here.

For Internal (Change of Major) Applicants

1. Submit the Theatre and Dance Application

Available: August 1
Deadline: March 1

This application form allows you to select your intended major and register for an audition. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

Please note that audition dates take place in the fall semester, significantly earlier than the Theatre and Dance application submission deadline. You must complete an on-campus audition in the fall semester or submit an audition online.

2. Schedule an Audition

Available: August 1
Deadline: March 1

An audition is required for admission to the B.F.A. in Dance program.
There are two ways to audition. Please select ONE of the following:

  • Audition online through Acceptd. Applicants who audition online may be asked to visit The University of Texas at Austin to attend a class with faculty before a final admissions decision is made.
  • Audition live on the UT Austin campus.

On-campus auditions at The University of Texas at Austin: October 28, November 11 and December 9

On-campus auditions are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and consist of ballet and contemporary technique classes in movement improvisation exercise, an interview with dance faculty, tours, Q&As and a demonstration from current students. Applicants will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare after registering for their audition.

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