B.F.A. in Acting

B.F.A. in Acting

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.

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

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, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020

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, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020
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 2020. 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 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):
  • UNIFIED Auditions (Chicago, Illinois)*

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

*Only students interested in the B.F.A. in Acting are eligible to audition at UNIFIED (Chicago, Illinois). 

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. 

Learn about the degree plan

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