The BFA Program offers two distinct performance paths:  BFA in Acting and BFA in Musical Theatre.  These two programs share an identical audition process.


In order to begin your audition process, you must submit a pre-screen application and materials via the Acceptd website.  For more information on pre-screen requirements and to begin your application, visit us on Acceptd.

Prescreen submissions will open on August 1st, 2024It is recommended that you submit your materials and application ASAP in order to secure your preferred audition date and format. The submission window will close on January 15th, 2025

Everything you need to complete your pre-screen is contained on the Acceptd website.  If you have questions on the process, you can email [email protected] (for the BFA in Acting) or [email protected] (for the BFA in Musical Theatre). 


Prescreens are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on September 1st, 2024.  If your pre-screen is successful, you will be invited to a Final Audition. When you fill out you pre-screen application, you will be asked to indicate which dates you could attend a Final Audition.  We encourage you to list all possible dates as more availability increases your chances for a Final Audition.

Final Audition days are:

  • Friday November 11th, 2024 – On Campus
  • Friday January 17th, 2025 – Hybrid*
  • Friday February 14th, 2025 – On Campus
  • Friday February 21st, 2025 – On Campus
  • Saturday February 22nd, 2025 – On Campus

* The Hybrid Audition Day will include a small number of Virtual Audition spots.  We encourage you to make every attempt to join us for an in-person audition, but we understand this is not possible for all students.  The Virtual Audition spots will be reserved for students traveling great distances and are first-come-first-served. 

Theatre (MFA)

Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Young People

  • SETC LINK auditions
  • URTA auditions in NYC and Chicago
  • On-campus audition on February 19th, 2022

Please email the following individuals to set up your audition/interview time for any of the above dates.

Acting Jim Wren [email protected]
Design Randy McMullen [email protected]
Directing John Gulley [email protected]
Theatre for Youth Rachel Briley [email protected]