Apply to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance
Admission to all majors within the School of Theatre Arts and Dance requires additional steps beyond the UNC application.
Application requirements may include an audition, interview, or essay. We conduct auditions on campus, at various thespian festivals and events around the country, at the Unified auditions, and through video submission. Learn more about our application process and 2017-2018 audition opportunities below.
There is no fee to complete the UNC Theatre application or sign up for an audition with us.
2017-2018 Audition Dates
On-campus auditions/interviews for Fall 2018 admission will be held on the following days:
- Friday, November 3rd, 2017
- Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
- Friday, March 2nd, 2018
- Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (Acting and Musical Theatre only)
Applicants will select their audition date through the UNC Theatre application.
Students admitted to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance may be considered for a talent scholarship award based on their admission audition.
If you live in Colorado, we prefer that you complete your audition in person. However, if you are unable to audition in person at an on-campus audition day or off-campus festival, a video audition is acceptable.
Acting, Musical Theatre: You may upload a video audition through our Theatre application.
Design and Technology, Theatre Education: You may request a phone or Skype interview through our Theatre application.
New York, Chicago, Los Angeles
UNC will conduct auditions for Acting and Musical Theatre during the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles unifieds in Spring 2018. To reserve a unified audition time with UNC, please complete our Theatre application. Walk-ins are also accepted at the unified auditions.
Representatives from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance travel to festivals and events around the country for admission auditions. If you will be auditioning at a state thespian festival/audition event, you will not need to complete the UNC Theatre application - you will simply register through your state thespian organization.
For a list of off-campus college fairs and other opportunities to meet a UNC Arts representative outside of Colorado, please visit our Arts Admission Travel page.
Washington State Thespian Festival
October 14th, 2017
North Texas Drama Auditions
November 16th & 17th, 2017
Arizona Thespian Festival
November 17th & 18th, 2017
Booker T. Washington High School Showcase
November 18th, 2017
Greater San Antonio Auditions
November 20th, 2017
San Antonio, TX
December 7th - 9th, 2017
New York Unified Auditions
January 20th - 21st, 2018*
New York, NY
Chicago Unified Auditions
February 5th - 8th, 2018*
Georgia Thespian Conference
February 8th - 9th, 2018
Los Angeles Unified Auditions
February 10th - 11th, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
*Exact dates of UNC auditions TBD.