B.A. in Theatre and Dance

B.A. in Theatre and Dance

The Fall 2021 application for FRESHMEN will open August 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.

The Fall 2021 application for TRANSFERS will open August 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.

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, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020

This application form allows you to select your intended major, register for an audition and submit a portfolio as applicable to your program. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

3. Register to Audition and/or Submit a Portfolio

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020

An audition and/or portfolio submission is required for admission to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program. You may choose to audition and submit a portfolio if this best reflects your artistic identity.

Upcoming Audition Dates for Fall 2021 Admission

There will be no in-person audition opportunities for the fall 2021 semester. All applicants are required to submit a video audition.


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

  • South Texas Theatre Auditions (McAllen, Texas)
  • North Texas Drama Auditions (Plano, Texas)
  • Texas Thespians (Grapevine, Texas)
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, Texas) 
  • Greater Houston Area Auditions (Houston, Texas)
  • Greater San Antonio Area Auditions (San Antonio, Texas)

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 or Coalition Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Apply Texas Application
  1. Begin a new application for Fall 2021 semester. 
  2. Select "College of Fine Arts" as your first-choice school. 
  3. Select your desired Theatre and Dance degree program as your first choice major. 
  4. You may check the status of your application and update your selections through your MyStatus page. 
Coalition Application 
  1. Complete your Coalition Profile for The University of Texas at Austin and navigate to the "Program" page.
  2. Enter "Theatre," "Dance" or "Acting" to select your first choice major. 
  3. Select your desired theatre and dance degree. 

Transfer Applicants

For External 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, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

This application form allows you to select your intended major, register for an audition and submit a portfolio as applicable to your program. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

Note: Live auditions take place in the fall semester. To register for an audition or to submit a video audition, complete the Theatre and Dance application.

3. Register to Audition and/or Submit a Portfolio

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

An audition and/or portfolio submission is required for admission to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program. For performance based emphases, you may choose to attend a live audition or submit a video audition. For all other emphases, you may submit a portfolio if this best reflects your artistic identity. Please note that an interview may be requested for admission to all emphases. 

Upcoming Audition Dates for Fall 2021 Admission

There will be no in-person audition opportunities for the fall 2021 semester. All applicants are required to submit a video audition.


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

  • South Texas Theatre Auditions (McAllen, Texas)
  • North Texas Drama Auditions (Plano, Texas)
  • Texas Thespians (Grapevine, Texas)
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, Texas) 
  • Greater Houston Area Auditions (Houston, Texas)
  • Greater San Antonio Area Auditions (San Antonio, Texas)

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

4. Submit the ApplyTexas Application or Coalition Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Apply Texas Application
  1. Begin a new application for Fall 2021 semester. 
  2. Select "College of Fine Arts" as your first-choice school. 
  3. Select your desired Theatre and Dance degree program as your first choice major. 
  4. You may check the status of your application and update your selections through your MyStatus page. 
Coalition Application 
  1. Complete your Coalition Profile for The University of Texas at Austin and navigate to the "Program" page.
  2. Enter "Theatre," "Dance" or "Acting" to select your first choice major. 
  3. Select your desired theatre and dance degree. 

For Internal (Change of Major) Applicants

1. Submit the Theatre and Dance Application

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

This application form allows to select your intended major, register for an audition and submit a portfolio as applicable to your program. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

2. Register to Audition and/or Submit a Portfolio

Available: August 1, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2021

An audition and/or portfolio submission is required for admission to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program. You may choose to submit both an audition and a portfolio if this best reflects your artistic identity. Contact admissions for questions about submitting your materials at tadadmissions@utexas.edu.

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