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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:

All Prospective Students Please Follow this Link

Performance (acting)
Design and Technical Production
Musical Theatre
Dance
*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 18, 2017 for students beginning Fall 2017).

The 2016 on-campus audition/interview dates for late admission to the 2016 Fall semester are:

Monday, August 15, 2016 (no scholarship consideration)

The 2016 on-campus audition/interview dates for admission to the 2017 Spring semester are:

Monday, December 5, 2016 (no scholarship consideration)

The 2017 on-campus audition/interview dates for admission and full scholarship consideration for the 2017 Fall semester are:

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017

The 2017 on-campus audition/interview dates for entrance consideration ONLY for the 2017 Fall semester,
no scholarship consideration are:

Monday, April 17, 2017 – Not available for Musical Theatre applicants

2016-2017 Regional auditions/interviews for the 2017 Fall semester may be completed at the following festivals:

North Texas Auditions - Greater Dallas Area  – Thursday and Friday, November 17 and 18, 2016
Greater Houston Area Auditions - High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) – TBA
South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC) – March 2-5, 2016 - Lexington, KY
Tennessee Thespian Festival – January 13-14, 2017
Arkansas Thespian Festival – TBA

Online recorded auditions are accepted for students living more the 150 miles from Memphis. Recorded auditions must be received by March 18, 2017 to be considered for scholarships.