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 or interview. 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 audition opportunities below.
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Start or continue your UNC Theatre application using the link below.
All majors in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance require a separate application to be completed in addition to the general UNC application. You may apply to be considered for multiple majors by submitting an application for each major in which you are interested.
Please be sure to thoroughly read the application requirements before starting your application.
Audition Locations and Options
2018-2019 Audition Dates
On-campus auditions/interviews for Fall 2019 admission will be held on the following days:
- Friday, November 2nd, 2018
- Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
- Friday, March 1st, 2019*
- Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 (Acting and Musical Theatre only)
Applicants will select their audition date through the UNC Theatre application.
*Please note: March 1st auditions will be held at the Union Colony Civic Center, 2 miles from the UNC campus.
Students who are admitted to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance may be considered for a talent scholarship award based on their admission audition.Talent Scholarship information
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 video chat interview through our Theatre application.
You may choose to complete your Acting and/or Musical Theatre audition with UNC at
the Unified Auditions in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. To reserve an audition
time, please complete the UNC Theatre Application. Walk-ins are also accepted.
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 Thespians College Auditions
October 13th, 2018
Las Vegas National Performing Arts Auditions
Las Vegas, NV
October 19th-20th, 2018
North Texas Drama Auditions
November 14th-16th, 2018
Arizona Thespian Festival
November 16th-17th, 2018
Booker T. Washington HSPVA Showcase (BTWHSPVA Students Only)
November 16th-17th, 2018
Greater San Antonio Area Auditions
San Antonio, TX
November 19th, 2018
December 1st-2nd, 2018
December 7th-8th, 2018
Wyoming Thespian Festival
New York Unified Auditions
New York, NY
January 19th, 2019
Chicago Unified Auditions
February 4th, 2019
Los Angeles Unified Auditions
Los Angeles, CA
February 9th-10th, 2018