If you’ve decided that the School of Theatre is the right fit for you and your future, we’re glad to be your choice. Whether you’re seeking to join our Undergraduate or Masters programs, the next step is to Apply for Admission. Your journey starts here.


Undergraduate

Step 1: Apply for Admission to UNCG

Full admission to the School of Theatre is a two-step process involving a successful application and/or a successful live audition, as well as acceptance into the University by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Acceptance to the University prior to submission of your Theatre application or audition is not a requirement, though you are strongly encouraged to submit an application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to your audition. You can contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information at (336) 334-5243 or visit their website at admissions.uncg.edu.

Ready to begin the process? First, start your application for undergraduate admission to UNCG through SpartanLink.

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Read on for specific admission requirements for different concentrations in Theatre.

Step 2: Apply for Admission to the School of Theatre

Please choose the area of study in which you are interested:

Bachelor of Arts in Drama

Students applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Drama must complete the BA Application Questionnaire. Applicants are encouraged to share as much information about yourself and your experiences by answering all questions using complete sentences. Once submitted, a faculty committee will begin reviewing applications beginning December 1, 2019.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

To be accepted into the BFA Performance Programs, you must complete an application and video pre-screen via Acceptd. After a successful pre-screen, you will be invited to a live audition on campus. Students audition for the BFA in Acting and BFA in Musical Theatre prior to their freshman year. To keep class size small and allow for individual attention, these programs are highly selective.

On-Campus Audition Dates:

  • Friday, November 15th, 2019
  • Friday, February 14th, 2020
  • Friday, February 21st, 2020

Visit Acceptd to begin your BFA in Acting or BFA in Musical Theatre application and audition process now.

For questions:

Contact the BFA in Acting program at bfaact@uncg.edu
Contact the BFA in Musical Theatre program at musicaltheatre@uncg.edu

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Theatre Technology, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production

Provisional admission is granted to the BFA in Design/Technology and the BFA in Technical Production during the first two semesters. At the end of Fall semester, students meet the faculty to discuss their goals. At the end of the second semester, following the completion of a production assignment, students interview for admission to the program. Students should consult their faculty advisors for detailed interview requirements. Admission to these programs is very competitive.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education

To be accepted into the BFA Theatre Education program, you must first be admitted to the University. You must then be admitted to the Teachers Academy before you are officially categorized as a BFA in Theatre Education major. Application for admittance into the Teachers Academy must be made at least one year prior to the semester in which you plan to student-teach.

Masters

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Step 1: Apply for Admission to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Apply for Admission to the Graduate School:

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You should be ready to submit the following materials with your Graduate School application:

  • $65 application fee
  • Transcripts from all institutions where coursework was completed
    • All credentials must be in English.
    • Where a degree was earned, the official transcript must indicate the name of the degree and the date awarded.
    • If you are actively pursuing a degree at the time of application to UNCG, an unofficial transcript will be accepted until you are able to present an official transcript proving degree completion and confirming reported GPA.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation former professors, employers, or persons well-acquainted with the prospective student’s academic and/or performance potential
  • Personal statement briefly outlining your academic and career goals

NOTE: The College of Visual and Performing Arts encourages students to submit materials at least 3 weeks prior to deadlines. From November – March, processing at The Graduate School can take 3 – 4 weeks. Submitting materials on or just prior to deadlines could result in a processing delay.

Step 2: Apply for admission to the School of Theatre


Master of Education in Theatre Education

A degree designed for in-service K-12 teachers holding North Carolina’s Standard Professional Licensure in Theatre Arts who are seeking advanced training, professional development, and an Advanced Masters Licensure in Theatre. It is the state’s only approved M.Ed. in Theatre Education, providing a path for North Carolina K-12 theatre teachers to pursue professional development that also results in a salary increase.


Master of Fine Arts in Acting

An intensive two-year degree dedicated solely to the development of the advanced actor pursuing a career in professional and/or academic theatre, appropriate for students intending to pursue professional careers in theatre, film, and/or television.


Master of Fine Arts in Design

An intensive two-year degree dedicated to the development of well-rounded theatre designers within a scenographic tradition, this degree is structured to develop the artistry of those seeking specialized training and intending to pursue professional careers as artists, craftspersons, and teachers.


Master of Fine Arts in Directing

An intensive two-year degree designed to train theatre directors to become working artists in professional and academic theatre, providing advanced specialized training in the art and craft of directing.


Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth

An intensive two-year degree designed to educate theatre artists for leadership roles within the growing field of theatre with and for youth.


Step 3: Apply for an audition/interview/portfolio review

Theatre (MFA)

  • LINK auditions in Atlanta on November 8th, 2019
  • URTA auditions in NYC and Chicago
  • On Campus auditions/interviews are Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • SETC Graduate Auditions in Louisville on February 28, 2020

Submit supplemental materials to School of Theatre
Submit the following materials directly to Neil Shepherd (nrshephe@uncg.edu):

  • Current résumé
  • Personal statement of goals/objectives

Interviews
Once supplemental materials have been received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

For the following programs, schedule an audition/interview/portfolio review by contacting the School of Theatre at 336-334-4032. Interviews are available in a number of locations.

  • Master of Fine Arts in Acting
    An intensive two-year degree dedicated solely to the development of the advanced actor pursuing a career in professional and/or academic theatre, appropriate for students intending to pursue professional careers in theatre, film, and/or television.

Step 4: Prepare audition/interview/portfolio review materials

You will receive further details on what materials to prepare after you schedule your session.

Step 5: Complete the audition/interview/portfolio review

You will receive further details on the audition / interview / portfolio review process after you schedule your session.

Assistantships and other opportunities
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro provides a number of funding and support opportunities for graduate students. More information on opportunities available to graduate students in the School of Theatre is available here.