Prospective Students

Program Information

Students interested in pusuing the Bachelor of Arts program are not required to audition. Apply to the University via the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Once you have been admitted, contact the department via e-mail to indicate your interest in the Theatre Arts BA and to be paired with a departmental advisor.

Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts conservatory programs are required to submit a supplemental audition form, and must audition (performance) or interview (design/management/technology) for the BFA program of their choice—in addition to submitting a regular application via the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The supplemental audition form, requirements, and dates, as well as other important information, can be found below.

Course requirements and suggested plans of study for all degree programs within  the Department of Theatre Arts, both BA and BFA, may be found in the University Academic Bulletin.

 

Application Forms

B.A. and B.F.A. Application for Admission to the University of Miami (All Programs)

B.F.A. Supplemental Audition Form for Freshman and Transfer Students (only Conservatory Programs)

Financial Aid FAFSA application https://fafsa.gov/ (All Programs) 

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Pre-Screening* for BFA Acting/Musical Theatre Candidates

*OPTIONAL for U.S. nationals living within the U.S., International students are REQUIRED to submit a prescreen.

*Please note that although a pre-screen through the Acceptd platform is not required for U.S. nationals, it is highly recommended as this guarantees you an audition date in the city of your choice if you are approved for a live audition. 

‌Your application through Acceptd will serve as a prescreening only.  After our panel of BFA professors reviews your materials, you will receive an e-mail from us detailing how to arrange a live audition.

Do not submit your application for undergraduate studies via Common App to the University of Miami until you receive a decision on your pre-screen. 

Click here to initiate your Acceptd pre-screening.

 

 

Application Checklist

‌Application Procedures for BFA Candidates

To be considered for admission to the University of Miami, all candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Conservatory in Theatre Arts must complete the BFA Supplemental Audition Application, the Application for Undergraduate Admission to the University of Miami via Common App, as well as an audition/portfolio review.

The Admission Committee reviews each application individually, taking a combination of factors into consideration before making a decision. These include: academic achievement, class rank, standardized test scores, guidance counselor evaluation, teacher recommendations, and the applicant's essay. The Committee will also consider recommendations made by the Department of Theatre Arts regarding the applicant's theatrical talent, training and commitment.

Admission to the University of Miami and the BFA Conservatory is selective. Those candidates demonstrating strong academic credentials, who are not offered a position in the BFA Conservatory, may be offered admission into the Bachelor of Arts Program in Theatre. Students who pursue the BA degree in Theatre Arts have the opportunity to audition for the University's Mainstage productions.

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  • Students interested in applying for Early Decision or Early Action must attend auditions on campus on October 4th or 5th, 2019.

 

  • In addition, students seeking Early Decision I or Early Action must submit their application to the University of Miami via Common App by October 1st before the October 4th and 5th Auditions.

 

  • For those students seeking Early Decision II or Regular Decision your application must be submitted via Common App to the University of Miami by January 1st.

 

  • Students interested in applying Regular Decision are also welcome in the October auditions, as well as other posted audition dates.

Important Deadlines

What When Where
Audition/portfolio review September- February UM/Regional Locations
Parts 1 and 2 of Application for Admission January 1 UM Office of Admission
Free Application for Federal Student Aid February 1 Designated Processing Center
BFA Supplemental Audition Application Prior to Audition Department of Theatre Arts
BFA Admission Decisions Early April To Applicants
Candidate Reply Date/Enrollment Deposit Due May 1 UM Office of Admission
Early Action and Early Decision Application for Admissions November 1 UM Office of Admission
Early Decision II January 1 UM Office of Admission

 

Audition and Interview Dates

On-Campus Auditions and Interviews

On-campus auditions and interviews for prospective Acting and Musical Theatre BFA candidates allow them to observe classes, tour the campus, meet with the faculty, meet students and observe Ring Theatre Productions, as well as participate in a housing orientation and a financial aid workshop.

Interviews for BFA Design/Technical Production, Stage Management, and Theatre Management candidates are conducted September through February. Contact the appropriate program head for more information.

Auditions (performance)

Oct. 4 and 5, 2019 Coral Gables Campus Early Action, Early Decision I, Early Decision II and Regular Decision Applicants 
Feb. 14 and 15, 2020 Coral Gables Campus Regular Decision Applicants 

 Interviews (design/management/technology)

Online  Coral Gables Campus  Early Action, Early Decision I, Early Decision II and Regular Decision Applicants

Regional Auditions*

Jan. 18 and 19, 2020
New York City, NY Early Decision II, Regular Decision Applicants
Feb. 3, 4 and 5, 2020
Chicago, IL** Regular Decision Applicants
Feb. 8 and 9, 2020 Los Angeles, CA Regular Decision Applicants

*Candidates must have previously submitted their applications for undergraduate admission to the University of Miami and the Supplemental Audition form in order to obtain an audition appointment. Supplemental audition forms are due one week prior to audition dates.
**All BFA Musical Theatre and Acting canidates must participate in the dance audition. Dance audition times will be provided with audition times. Please plan accordingly.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our programs or you'd like to visit, please e-mail us at theatredepartment@umail.miami.edu, or call Sandra Perez-Alvarez at 305.284.4474.