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Admission Process


Application Process

Admission to the School of Fine Arts as a Dramatic Arts Major is a two-step process involving both an audition/portfolio review/Theatre Studies application as well as the submission of University application through the Common Application. The Common Application can be obtained through the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Application Deadlines are as follows:

Priority Freshman Application: December 1, 2016 – Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration.

Freshman Application: January 15, 2017 – University Application/Common Application

It is best to submit your University application before coming to an audition, portfolio review or interview. Admission decisions to the University will not be made until Undergraduate Admissions receives results of your audition, portfolio review or interview.

Audition, Portfolio Review and Theatre Studies Application Information:

BFA Acting Audition Dates:

Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
 December 3rd  December 4th  December 17th  January 21st  January 22nd February 4th February 5th



**Snow date: February 11th if needed

BFA Acting Audition Day Information

BFA Design & Technical Production Portfolio Review Dates:

Monday Saturday Sunday Saturday Saturday
 October 10th October 22nd October 23rd  November 19th  December 10th



If you were unable to schedule an on campus portfolio review for the date above, please submit your portfolio to Slideroom for review

BFA Design & Tech Portfolio Information 

BFA Puppet Arts Audition Dates:

 January 28th, 2017



BFA Puppet Arts Auditions Information

Theatre Studies Application Process:

BA program in Theatre Studies requires a Theatre Studies Application which will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of Theatre Studies faculty.  It is to your advantage to submit an Theatre Studies Application as early as possible through Slideroom:

You will also need to have a informal interview with Theatre Studies Area Head, Professor Vincent Tycer regarding your interest in the Theatre Studies.  Please contact Professor Vincent Tycer at or call us at (860) 486-2281 to speak to the department recruiter.

Theatre Studies Application Information

To set up an appointment for audition, portfolio review or interview, please call 860.486.2281 or contact Email .

Graduate Admissions Application Process:

Please see specific MFA Admission Guidelines under your Program Area of Study.

Schedule an interview/portfolio review or audition.  If you receive a “call back” at one of the U/RTA auditions sites, this interview will take place at that time. However, you are welcome to call the department (860-486-2281) to schedule an on-campus interview at a mutually convenient time. You can identify your discipline director by viewing the Dramatic Arts faculty page

For additional information in regards to the University Graduate application requirements and process, please go the Graduate Admissions website:

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut.