Auditions

Applicants who consider themselves primarily performers are required to audition for admission to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program. There are several ways to audition.

Auditions for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance (Performer's Process, i.e. Acting) 

Please select ONE of the following:

  • Audition online through Acceptd;
  • Audition live on the UT Austin campus;
  • Audition live at a regional conference or festival. You may be asked to attend an on-campus callback on January 28, 2017. If you choose to audition at a regional event, please be sure to review the specific requirements for your event. The Theatre and Dance application does not constitute registration for that event. You must register with the host organization.

Applicants should prepare two contemporary, contrasting monologues totaling two minutes in length from published play scripts. Audition requirements for regional conferences/festivals will vary. Nervous? It's ok. Get audition tips from our faculty.

Upcoming Audition Dates for Fall 2017 Admission

On campus at The University of Texas at Austin: November 5, December 10

Regional Conferences/Festivals (Note: All regional auditions require registration and approval to audition through the host organization):

  • November 17-18: North Texas Drama Auditions (Plano, Texas)
  • November 19: Booker T. Washington Showcase (Dallas, Texas)
  • November 20: Greater Houston Area Auditions (Houston, Texas)
  • November 21: Greater San Antonio Area Auditions (San Antonio, Texas)
  • December 1-3: Texas Thespians Conference (Grapevine, Texas)

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

Auditions for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance (Dance Performance and Choreography) 

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.

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