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.
The Theatre Arts application for Fall 2018 admission will open in early September.
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The UNC application is open!
Admission to Theatre at UNC requires completion of both the general university application and the department-specific application. While you wait for the Theatre application to open, get one step ahead by starting your UNC application!
On-Campus Auditions and Interviews
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, which opens in September.
Students admitted to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance may be considered for a talent scholarship award based on their admission audition.
2016-2017 Application Requirements
May be subject to change for the 2017-2018 audition season.
If you are unable to audition in person at an on-campus audition day or off-campus festival, you may choose to submit a video audition through our Theatre Arts application. If you live in Colorado, we prefer that you complete your audition in person.
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 Arts application. Walk-ins are also accepted at the unified auditions.
Representatives from the The School of Theatre Arts and Dance travel to festivals and events around the country for admission auditions. 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*
Los Angeles Unified Auditions
February 10th - 11th, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
*Exact dates of UNC auditions TBD.