Admission Process

Undergraduate Application Process

Admission to the School of Fine Arts as a Dramatic Arts Major is a two-step 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 such as an audition, portfolio review, interview, and/or a separate application.

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

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.

Application Deadlines are as follows:

Priority Freshman Application: December 1, 2018 - Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration.

Freshman Application: January 15, 2019 – 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:

Dec. 9
Saturday Sunday
Dec. 15 Dec. 16
Saturday Sunday
Jan. 26 Jan. 27
Saturday Sunday
Feb. 2 Feb. 3
Saturday Sunday
Feb. 9 Feb. 10

**Snow date if needed: February 9th, 2019

BFA Acting Audition Day Information

BFA Design & Technical Production Portfolio Review Dates:

Saturday Sunday
Sept. 29 Sept. 30
Saturday Sunday
Oct. 20 Oct. 21
Nov. 17

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:

Dec. 1
Jan. 29

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 an appointment.

To set up an appointment for an 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.