Applicants who consider themselves primarily performers are required to audition and upload supplemental materials for admission to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program. All applicants will submit a video prescreen audition. Select applicants may be invited to attend an in-person or virtual callback audition. 

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

  • Personal introduction - Please tell us who you are, where you're from, and what impact you hope to have on the world or your community post college graduation (approximately one minute).
  • Two contrasting monologues from contemporary published playscripts (2 min. total)
    • NOTE: The personal introduction and two monologues should be uploaded as one video file. Separate clips are not allowed.
    • "Contrasting" does not have to mean comedy and drama. Rather, think about contrasts in relationships and what you're trying to do in your monologue.
    • When looking for "contemporary" work, try to choose pieces that have been published after 1990. Please do not submit classical monologues.
  • Applicants will also be asked to upload a headshot and artistic resume.
    • NOTE: headshot does not have to be a professional headshot. It can be a clear image taken on your mobile device.

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

Dance Video Audition Requirements

  • Personal Introduction - Please explain why you are pursuing a B.A. in Dance and what draws you to UT Austin’s Dance Program specifically (approximately one minute).
  • Video 1: A warm up and combination from one genre of choice (approximately 2 minutes)
  • Video 2: A solo in any genre. Can be choreographed by someone else or self-choreographed (approximately 1 minute)
  • Video 3: A combination or improvisation in a style that is different from the previous two videos (approximately 2 minutes). This is an opportunity to express your cultural interests or to explore a genre that you are interested in learning more about. Examples include, but are not limited to, jazz, hip hop, tap, social dance or cultural dance (flamenco, Irish dance, African dance, etc.).
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