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How to Apply
In addition to completing the ApplyTexas application to gain admission to The University of Texas at Austin, applicants must also gain admission to the department. This requires submission of a Department Application (link available on the page specific to each program) , followed by an audition, interview, or portfolio review. The Department of Theatre and Dance admits students in the fall semester only.
Applying to the University of Texas at Austin
Applicants who are applying for admission as freshman or transfer student should apply to the university through ApplyTexas. To begin your application, visit bealonghorn.utexas.edu, the university’s comprehensive admissions website. The department will only consider applicants who select a Department of Theatre and Dance major as their first-choice major. Applicants should list a major outside of the Department of Theatre and Dance as their second-choice major in the event they are not admitted to any of our programs. Please note that many of our programs have audition and interview deadlines that precede the UT ApplyTexas application deadline. This is especially true for transfer students.
Apply Texas Application Deadlines: December 1 (Freshmen) & March 1 (Transfers).
Applying to the Department of Theatre and Dance
All applicants wishing to declare a major in Theatre and Dance (freshmen, transfer and current UT Austin students) must complete the Department Application and the subsequent steps to be considered for admission. Please note that many of our programs have audition and interview deadlines that precede the Department application deadline. This is especially true to transfer students.
Department Application Deadlines: December 1 (Freshmen) & March 1 (Transfers & Current UT Austin students wishing to add or change a major).
View Admissions Requirements and Deadlines by Program
- B.F.A. in Acting
- B.A. in Theatre and Dance
- B.F.A. in Theatre Studies (Education)
- B.F.A. in Dance
- B.F.A. in Dance Studies + Teaching Certification
For questions regarding admission to the Department of Theatre and Dance, contact:
Director of Recruitment and Admissions, College of Fine Arts