Application and Audition Process

Admission to the BFA in theatre at the University of Memphis is a two step process. Students should apply first to the University of Memphis and then separately to the Department of Theatre & Dance. Current Memphis students wishing to transfer into, or add the BFA program need only complete the departmental application. Current BFA students wishing to change their program/concentration need only complete the departmental application. Acceptance to any of our programs is contingent upon successful acceptance to the University of Memphis. When applying to the department students should choose between four areas of study:

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Performance (acting)
Design and Technical Production
Musical Theatre
*Graduate admission information can be found Here

All programs require an entrance audition and/or interview. Students are automatically considered for all scholarship opportunities as part of their application and audition/interview provided they complete the in-person or recorded audition/interview by the last scholarship date (March 17, 2018 for students beginning Fall 2018).

The 2017 on-campus audition/interview dates for late admission to the 2017 Fall semester are:

Monday, August 18, 2017 (no scholarship consideration)

The 2017 on-campus audition/interview dates for admission to the 2018 Spring semester are:

Monday, November 13, 2017 (no scholarship consideration)

The 2018 on-campus audition/interview dates for admission and full scholarship consideration for the 2018 Fall semester are:

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018

The 2018 on-campus audition/interview dates for entrance consideration ONLY for the 2018 Fall semester,
no scholarship consideration are:

Monday, April 16, 2018 – Not available for Musical Theatre applicants

2017-2018 Regional auditions/interviews for the 2018 Fall semester may be completed at the following festivals:

North Texas Auditions - Greater Dallas Area – Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, 2017
Greater Houston Area Auditions - High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) – Sunday, November 19, 2017
Greater San Antonio Area Auditions - NEISD High School - Monday, November 20, 2017
South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC) – March 7-11, 2018 - Mobile, AL
Tennessee Thespian Festival – MTSU - January 12-13, 2018

Online recorded auditions are accepted for students living more the 150 miles from Memphis. Recorded auditions must be received by March 17, 2018 to be considered for scholarships.