Admission Process

Undergraduate Application Process:

Without a completed application to UConn, you cannot be admitted to a dramatic arts program. To be considered for a Dramatic Arts program, you may be required to submit additional material beyond the Common App.


Step 1: Apply to UConn
First-year applicants must complete either the Common Application or Apply Coalition with Scoir.

Either can be obtained from the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If you are applying to any of our BFA programs, we recommend you select Theatre Studies-BA as your second choice major. It doubles your opportunity to engage with our program.


Application Deadlines

December 1, 2023: Priority First-Year Application Deadline for University Merit Scholarship & Honors Program Consideration.
January 15, 2024: UConn Application Deadline for the School of Fine Arts consideration.


Please submit your completed UConn Application (Step 1) before your audition, portfolio review, or interview. Dramatic Arts Admissions recommendations will not be made without results of your audition, portfolio review, or interview.



Step 2: Submit the additional components required by the program you are applying to.

Please see below for details and deadlines.



Acting-BFA Slideroom Application Followed By Audition:

 To sign up for an audition, you must complete your SlideRoom application by January 12. Once you’ve completed your SlideRoom, you will be prompted to schedule an audition on one of the following dates (available on a first-come, first-serve basis): 

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Sunday, December 10, 2023
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • Sunday, January 28, 2024 (Make up day for snow cancellations)

If you require additional accommodations, please contact us.

For questions, please contact or call 860-486-1635.

*If you require accommodations, please contact us. 


Design/Technical Theatre: Slideroom Application Followed By Interview: 

To be considered for admission to this program, you must complete your SlideRoom application by January 1. 

The recruitment committee will reach out after reviewing SlideRoom submissions to schedule interviews with qualifying applicants. 

Theatre Studies-BA SlideRoom Application Followed By Interview 

To be considered for admission to this program, you must complete your SlideRoom application by January 15. 

Please also schedule your interview by going to the Theatre Studies Admissions Page.

Puppet Arts: Application Followed By Audition: 

Please contact Professor Roccoberton at  AND to schedule an interview/audition. Note: Puppet Arts does not have a SlideRoom application. 

We anticipate that for the Fall 2024 entry, auditions will be able to be hosted in person and virtually. (Although it is possible to enter the university in the Spring Semester, it is not recommended for Puppet Arts Majors as many of the required theatre courses are offered in two-semester cycles.) 

Audition Dates: 

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 
  • Sunday, January 7, 2024 

The Audition Process Includes: 

  • A prepared 3-5 minute presentation in any discipline of strength for the applicant, which demonstrates that individual’s creativity. 
  • An improvised presentation with objects provided by the audition committee and a presentation of past work through a portfolio and interview.