BFA Design & Tech Application

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 Design & Tech Major is a two-step process involving both a Portfolio Review as well as the submission of University application through the Common Application. The Common Application can be obtained from the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Admissions Office.


Application Deadlines are as follows:

Priority Freshman Application: December 1, 2019 – Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration.

Freshman Application: January 15, 2020 – University Application/Common Application

Please note that a completed “on-time” application to the University includes receiving SAT or ACT scores by the Application Due Date.

It is best to submit your University application before coming to for a portfolio review, but it is not a requirement. Admission decisions to the University will not be made until Undergraduate Admissions receives results of your portfolio review.

Portfolio Review – either in person or submitted online via SlideRoom

Those applying for the BFA program in Design & Technical Theatre must schedule a portfolio review and be interviewed by a member of the Design Faculty in person and submit a digital portfolio using the Slideroom Application for review by the Design Faculty.

If you decide that you would like an in-person interview, we recommend you schedule a portfolio review as early as possible.

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


BFA Design & Technical Production Portfolio Review Dates:

Sept. 21 (Fall Open House day)

Sept. 28

Oct. 19. (Fall Open House day)

Nov. 16

If you were unable to schedule an on-campus portfolio review for the date above, please submit your portfolio to Slideroom for review at

To schedule a BFA Design & Tech Portfolio Review, please email to schedule an appointment or call us at (860) 486-2281 and ask to speak to the department recruiter.

A portfolio should convey information about the applicant’s ability to express him or herself visually, and how he or she reacts to dramatic materials. It may include a broad spectrum of work from the last several years including:

  • Sketches or Drawings
  • Drafting Examples
  • Painting Work
  • Carpentry Projects
  • Electronics Projects
  • School Productions that you participated in.
  • Writing Samples
  • Graphic Design Work
  • Computer Generated Artwork
  • Computer Programing Projects
  • Photography
  • Art Class Projects
  • Ceramics or Sculptures
  • Sewing Projects and “CosPlay” projects
  • Any other work that best expresses who you are.

We are looking for content that shows what type of theatre artist or technician you are and what you see yourself doing in the future. Each review is individualized and focused on how you fit into what we have to offer to you.

If you have any questions or concerns about the content of your portfolio please let us know by emailing

Interested applicants are also invited to visit throughout the school year. You are invited to sit in on classes, observe technical rehearsals and crew calls, or just come and take a tour. If you would like to visit, please let us know so we can have someone available to meet and show you around. Please email to schedule a visit.