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 and an interview as well as submission of the 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, 2021– Deadline for Merit Scholarship & Honors Consideration. * You do not need to submit your talent portion by 12/1, only your common application

Freshman Application: January 15, 2022 – University Application/Common Application

Please note that a completed “on-time” application to the University includes receiving SAT or ACT scores if you choose to submit them, by the application due date.

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

Portfolio Review –  submitted online via SlideRoom

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

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

To schedule a BFA Design & Tech interview, please email Professor Demers at to schedule an appointment.

A portfolio should convey information about the applicant’s ability to express themselves visually and/or aurally, and demonstrate the applicant’s ability to react 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
  • Sound or Lighting Design work or experience
  • 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.