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 you to select your intended major and upload your audition video. Access the Theatre and Dance application through Acceptd.

Audition Requirements

  • We are only accepting video auditions for the Fall 2020 semester. Please upload your video submission by completing the Theatre and Dance application on Acceptd. Specific audition guidelines are posted on the Acceptd site.
  • Applicants should prepare a slate, a contemporary monologue, and a scene. 

Please read the PDF below for information on how to prepare your audition material, which will include a slate, a contemporary monologue and a scene.

PDF icon Instructions and Tips (61kb)

PDF icon Scenes for UT B.F.A. Auditions (33kb)

You may need to install Acrobat Reader to access this document

For some pointers on how to light, frame and otherwise make a great audition, please watch this video (also available below) from our Head of Acting, Quetta Carpenter.

Break a leg!

3. 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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