Apply & Auditions

Apply to UTA

To apply to The University of Texas at Arlington, please visit the University’s admissions website. Once you have applied to UTA, please see below for information on how to audition for the Department of Theatre Arts BFA programs. Theatre Arts BAs and Minors do not need to audition. They will be automatically accepted into the BA or Minor program upon acceptance to the University.

Prospective Student Auditions

BFA Auditions and Scholarship Auditions are held through Acceptd. Please visit our Acceptd page to create your profile and submit your audition.

BFA Acting Auditions

Auditions consist of two contrasting monologues from published plays (1 minute in length each). A 16-bar song is encouraged, but not required. UTA sends a faculty representative to the major recruiting conferences and events in the DFW area.

BFA Acting

BFA Musical Theatre Auditions

Auditions consist of portions from two (2) contrasting musical theatre pieces (16-32 bars in length) showing range, storytelling, and variety, as well as a one-minute contemporary monologue from a published play.

BFA Musical Theatre

BFA in Design & Technology Auditions

All BFA candidates must formally audition for admittance into the program. Auditions consist of the prospective student’s presentation of a current portfolio and resume to one or more of the design/tech faculty. Auditions are typically ten minutes long and are followed by a brief Q&A.

BFA in Design & Technology

There are two ways to audition for the BFA programs at UTA:

  • Option 1:
    • Round 1: Submit your materials through Acceptd or one of the virtual conferences listed below
    • Round 2: If you receive a callback interview, you can attend either a virtual callback interview, or an in-person appointment at one of our on-campus auditions
  • Option 2:
    • Round 1: Sign up for one of our on-campus auditions
    • Round 2: Attend an in-person, on-campus callback/interview the same day as your in-person, on-campus audition.

Please note that the application fee on Acceptd can be waived, in some cases, for students with financial constraints. Please contact Acceptd Support for more details.

In-person Auditions:
  • UTA On-Campus Audition Dates:
    • November 13, 2021 – In-Person
    • February 5, 2022 – In-Person

Use these links to set up your appointment in February:

If you are interested in our program, it is important that you apply to the University of Texas at Arlington as soon as possible. UTA accepts applications through ApplyTexas and The Common Application. The priority date for applications to the University is February 14, 2022.

Theatre Arts and Dance Deadlines:

Deadline to Sign up for an On-Campus Audition - February 1, 2022

Deadline to Submit Virtual Auditions on Acceptd - April 17, 2022


UTA offers over $30 million in scholarships annually to incoming, transfer, and current students. HOWEVER, deadlines to submit for these scholarships come early! We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.   The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance also offers a handful of talent-based scholarships.

  • Presidential Honors Scholars & Presidential Scholarship (up to $10,000-12,000 annually) - Deadline: December 1
  • Maverick Academic Scholarship (up to $2,000-8,000 annually) - Deadline: February 14
  • Maverick Recognition Scholarship (up to $1,000 annually) - Deadline: February 14
  • Transfer Scholarship (up to $1,000-4,000 annually) - Deadline: February 14

For questions, please feel free to contact one of the following area heads:

BFA Acting Professor Felicia Bertch

BFA Design/Tech Professor Jared Land

BFA Musical Theatre Professor Austin Eyer

Prospective Student Auditions

UTA is proud to partner with Acceptd to give prospective students the easiest and safest way to audition!

Visit Acceptd