Auditions

Applicants who consider themselves primarily performers are required to audition for admission to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program. There are several ways to audition.

Auditions for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance (Performer's Process, i.e. Acting) 


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 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 18: Greater Houston Area Auditions (Houston, Texas) 

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

Auditions for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance (Dance Performance and Choreography) 


There are two ways to audition. Please select ONE of the following:

  • Audition online through Acceptd. Applicants who audition online may be asked to visit The University of Texas at Austin to attend a class with faculty before a final admissions decision is made.
  • Audition live on the UT Austin campus.

On-campus auditions at The University of Texas at Austin: October 26, November 9, November 30

On-campus auditions are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and consist of ballet and contemporary technique classes, the presentation of a 60-second solo, tours, a demonstration from current students and a Q&A session with current faculty members. Applicants will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare after registering for their audition. 

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