Admission Process

Undergraduate Application Process


Step 1:
Submission of University application through the common application or coalition application for UConn.

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


Step 2:
Additional materials showcasing your talent for Dramatic Arts applicants.

This may include an audition, portfolio review, interview, and/or a separate application.

Audition information regarding a decision on in person/video auditions for 2020-2021 will be updated this summer. Please check back August 1st when the application goes live.


Application Deadlines

December 1, 2020: Priority Freshman Application Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration.

January 15, 2021: Freshman 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.

Watch our instructional video on how to apply to the School of Fine Arts as an undergraduate.

Closed captions available in english.
Subtítulos cerrados disponibles en español.


For questions concerning your undergraduate application, please contact:
UConn School of Fine Arts Admissions Coordinator
Elizabeth Foody
(860) 486-2678

Information may also be obtained from the Dramatic Arts Department Office:

Dramatic Arts Office
phone: (860) 486-2281
Fax: (860) 486-3110

Audition, Portfolio Review and Theatre Studies Application Information:

BFA Acting Audition:

Due to COVID-19, all virtual auditions and materials will be scheduled and submitted through our accept'd platform: 

**Please note, due to COVID-19, acting auditions will be live scheduled virtual auditions**

2020-2021 Virtual Audition Dates:

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021


Please submit your portfolio to Slideroom for review BFA Design & Tech Portfolio Information 

BFA Puppet Arts Audition Dates:

Audition information regarding a decision on in person/video auditions for 2020-2021 will be updated this Fall. 

BFA Puppet Arts Auditions Information

BA 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 a Theatre Studies Application as early as possible through Slideroom

You will also need to have an informal interview with the Theatre Studies Area Head regarding your interest in the Theatre Studies major.  Please call us at (860) 486-2281 to schedule a virtual/phone appointment.

To set up an appointment for a 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.