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.


Application Deadlines

December 1, 2021: Priority Freshman Application Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration.

January 15, 2022: Freshman University Application/Common Application

It is best to submit your University application before your 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.

BFA Acting Auditions and Application Information:

Please note: All 2021-2022 auditions will be held via Zoom.

Please submit your BFA Acting Application to SlideRoom. It is to your advantage to submit a BFA Acting Application as early as possible.


BFA Acting Audition Dates: 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Saturday, January 22. 2022

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

BFA Design & Technical Theatre Portfolio and Application Information:

Please submit your portfolio to Slideroom:

BA in Theatre Studies Application Information:

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.

To set up an appointment for a virtual/phone interview please contact Professor Cummings at

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.