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BFA Acting Application & Audition

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut. Admissions to the School of Fine Arts as a BFA Acting Major is a two-step process involving both an audition 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. Admission decisions to the University will not be made until Undergraduate Admissions receives results of your audition.

Acting Audition

Those applying for the BFA program in Acting must also audition for and be interviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of the performance faculty.  It is to your advantage to audition as early as possible.

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

To schedule a BFA Acting audition, please email us at or call us at (860) 486-2281 to speak to the Department Recruiter.


Preparing for the day of the audition:

Please read the following instructions closely before preparing your audition.  Presenting an audition that does not conform to guidelines about content, form and duration will put you at a distinct disadvantage in an already competitive process.

  1. Two contrasting monologues, memorized and not longer than 4 minutes total. One should be from a contemporary play, and one should be from a verse piece from a Shakespearean play. In addition to the two monologues you will be required to sing a song not longer then 30 seconds or 16 bars. Make sure to bring your music and cued to the proper place. We are interested in how you handle a lyric and melody, even if you do not consider yourself a singer.
  2.  There will be a 40 minute group warm-up session. Please wear clothes appropriate to warm-up. You will have time after the warm-up to change into your audition clothes.
  3. Please bring a headshot and résumé with you. Include your telephone number and address on the résumé. (If you don’t have an 8×10 headshot, a recent photo is acceptable).
  4. There will be one chair available for your use. If you need it, place it where you want it prior to your introduction.
  5. Before you begin performing your pieces, give us the following information only: your name, the character’s name, and the title and author of the play from which your monologue is taken.
  6. The faculty strongly advises that you avoid any regional dialect or foreign accent in your audition, even if the script clearly calls for such accents. We feel that accents too often obscure a student’s native acting ability; it is that acting ability we wish to evaluate.