‌Welcome to the area of the University of Miami Theatre Arts site especially designed for the prospective student. This area should help you find anything that you need for the application process.

Students interested in entering the Bachelor of Arts program are not required to participate in the audition process. Though the BA program is vigorous in its approach to training, due to the fact that we allow the student to explore all areas of the theatre-making process, we do not require them to audition. The necessary forms for application can be found through the sidebar links to the UM Admissions Office.

Students interested in entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts Conservatory Programs are required to submit a supplemental audition application to the Department of Theatre Arts and audition or interview for the program, as well as apply to the university. The form, requirements, audition dates, and other information can be found in the sidebar. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for the forms.

Once again, we are happy that you are interested in pursuing your theatre training at the University of Miami. We look forward to seeing you in the future

Application Forms and Information

Click on the links below for application forms and information about applying to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.

Pre-Screening Available for BFA Acting/Musical Theatre Candidates
OPTIONAL for US Nationals, REQUIRED for International Students

Your application through Acceptd will serve as a prescreen 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.

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, 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.

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

For any other information contact the Department of Theatre Arts or the UM Office of Admission

Audition (Actors) or Interview (Design/Management/Technology) Dates

On-Campus Auditions and Interviews

On-campus auditions and interviews allow candidates 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.


November 12, 2016 Coral Gables Campus
February 17 & 18, 2017 Coral Gables Campus


September 1 - February 1
Coral Gables Campus, Any Time


Regional Auditions

January 21 & 22, 2017* New York City, NY
February 6, 7, & 8, 2017* Chicago, IL
February 11 & 12, 2017* Los Angeles, CA

*Candidates must have submitted the Application for Undergraduate Admission to participate in this audition.

Application deadlines for these auditions are one week prior to the audition date.

‌Contact Us

Most everything you need to know about our Department is now on this website. In an effort to be environmentally conscious, we have stopped mailing Departmental materials. If you have a specific question, you'd like to visit, or you have a question that is not answered in these pages, please drop us an email theatredepartment@miami.edu or call 305.284.4474.