FAQs

How do I apply and audition?

The application deadline for freshman admission is December 1. Detailed step-by-step instructions are available here.

How many students do you accept into the program?

We target an incoming class of 15 to 18 students each year for the B.F.A. in Acting. To achieve this goal, we admit approximately 20 actors with a small waitlist. You will be automatically considered for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance if you audition and apply to the B.F.A. in Acting program.

What production opportunities will I have as a student?

The department produces an annual season of six to eight main stage productions encompassing a wide variety of performance experiences. Additional opportunities exist, including the Cohen New Works Festival, produced every other spring, which presents new, multi-disciplinary works by students in a week-long showcase.

Where are recent acting graduates working?

Our graduates work both nationally and internationally with companies such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Public Theater, ZACH Theatre (Austin), Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Goodman Theatre, The Kennedy Center and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Our alumni serve as significant contributors to nation's thriving performing arts scene, receive Fulbright grants to study their craft abroad and go on to pursue graduate degree at prestigious programs across the country.