B.A. in Theatre and Dance— Apply & Submit Portfolio

Apply & Submit Portfolio

All applicants applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance must complete the Department of Theatre and Dance Application and submit an artistic resume. 

Creative submissions to the department in the form of a design portfolio is strongly encouraged. Submissions must be received by the application deadline. Our faculty admissions committee will also evaluate your ApplyTexas admissions essays. 

Applicants who audition and are not admitted to the B.F.A. in Acting, Musical Theatre, or B.F.A. in Dance/Dance Studies will automatically be considered for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance. 

How do I apply and submit my materials?

1. Complete the Theatre & Dance Department Application

2. Submit your resume and portfolio by one of the following methods:

  • Emailing to tadadmissions@utexas.edu
  • Presenting in-person at a regional theatre conference/festival

November 21—22 Booker T Washington Showcase, Fort Worth, TX

November 21—22 North Texas Auditions, Plano, TX

November 20—22 Texas Thespian Festival, Dallas, TX

November 23 Greater Houston Area Auditions, Houston, TX

November 24 Greater San Antonio Auditions, San Antonio, TX

January 29—February 1 TETA, Houston, TX

February 2—4 Unified Auditions Chicago, Chicago, IL (must book a private appointment)

What should my portfolio include?

Your portfolio should be a physical representation of your skills and interests in the performing arts. Include examples of work in the form of photographs, prompt-scripts, slides, creative writing samples, and/or drawings of productions on which you have worked. Examples of related skills (sewing, woodworking, drawing, etc.) are also helpful. 

Important Information and Deadlines

Freshmen Applicants

1. Applicants must begin the ApplyTexas application before starting the Theatre and Dance Department Application (you will need your UT EID). The Department will only consider applicants who list our majors as a "first choice".

It is critical to submit the university application, along with all supporting documents, by the UT Austin deadline of December 1. Applicants may check the status of their application through their MyStatus page.


2. Complete the Department Application and submit portfolio items via email. Department Applications and all corresponding materials are due by December 1.

Transfer Applicants

1. Applicants must begin the ApplyTexas application before starting the Theatre and Dance Department Application (you will need your UT EID). The Department will only consider applicants who list our majors as a "first choice".

It is critical to submit the university application, along with all supporting documents, by the UT Austin deadline of March 1. Please note that the Department Application deadline precedes the UT application deadline. Applicants may check the status of their application through their MyStatus page.

2. Complete the Department Application and submit portfolio items via email. Department Applications and all corresponding materials are due by December 1. 

For more information, please contact:

Alyse DeSoto
Assistant Director of Admissions
tadadmissions@utexas.edu

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