The University of Texas at Austin

B.F.A. in Acting

B.F.A. in Acting

The Fall 2019 application is available beginning August 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.

The following application instructions are for admission to the B.F.A. in Acting program. All applicants to the B.F.A. in Acting will also automatically be considered for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance. The B.F.A. in Acting program admits incoming freshman, only.

Application Procedures

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 to select your intended major 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 Acting program.
There are three ways to audition. 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 in January 2019. If you choose to audition at a regional event, please be sure to review the specific registration 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 2019 Admission

On campus at The University of Texas at Austin: November 10, December 1, December 8

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

  • November 12: South Texas Theatre Auditions (McAllen, Texas) 
  • November 15: North Texas Drama Auditions (Plano, Texas)
  • November 17: Texas Thespians Festival (Grapevine, Texas) 
  • November 17: Booker T. Washington Showcase (Dallas, Texas) 
  • November 18: Greater Houston Area Auditions (Houston, Texas) 
  • November 19: 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
Deadline: December 1

Apply Texas Application

  1. Begin a new application for Fall 2019 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. 

Learn about the degree plan

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