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 and audition opportunities 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.
Auditions/interviews for Fall 2019 admission to the following programs have concluded:
2019-2020 On-Campus Auditions
- Friday, November 1st, 2019: Musical Theatre only
- Saturday, February 1st, 2020: All programs
- Friday, March 6th, 2020: All programs
- Saturday, March 7th, 2020: Acting and Musical Theatre only
Design and Technology
Currently Accepting Applications
Application Deadline: August 1st, 2019
- Two letters of recommendation
- Copy of current transcript
- Portfolio of theatre production work (show paperwork, images, sketches)
- 15 minute interview with faculty
Please note: applicants with a GPA of 2.7 or below are welcome to submit an application, but may be ineligible to interview pending a transcript review. If your GPA is 2.7 or below, we will contact you after reviewing your transcript to let you know whether or not you may proceed to the interview step.
Auditions are held on pre-scheduled dates at the UNC campus. Check back in July for 2019-2020 on-campus audition dates.
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 the Theatre application.
Design and Technology, Theatre Education, Theatre Studies: You may request a phone or video interview through the 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.
Check back soon for a list of 2019-2020 off-campus audition locations.