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.
2019-2020 On-Campus Auditions
We are now scheduling auditions and interviews for all programs for the 2020-2021 school year! Please email our PVA Recruitment Coordinator, Kendra Schneider, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an on-campus audition or interview. See below for on-campus audition/interview dates.
Auditions are held on pre-scheduled dates at the UNC campus.
- 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
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, 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 reserve an audition time with the PVA Recruitment Coordinator - you will simply register through your state thespian organization.
- Washington State College Auditions: Seattle, WA, October 13-14
- Arizona Thespians: Phoenix, AZ, November 15-16
- CAP United Auditions: Atlanta, GA, November 15-16
- North Texas Drama Auditions & Texas Thespians: Plano, TX, November 21 -22
- Booker T. Washington PVA High School Showcase: Dallas, TX, November 23rd
- Greater San Antonio Area Auditions: San Antonio, TX, November 25th
- Colorado Thespians: Denver, CO, December 13-14
- Wyoming Thespians: Laramie, WY, TBD
- International Thespians: Lincoln, NE, June 2020