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How to Apply

Undergraduate Admissions to the Department of Theatre & Dance

1. Apply to the University

Complete and submit the University application for undergraduate admission. After submitting the Belmont University application for undergraduate admission, applicants will receive an email to register for a video audition or submit an online portfolio.

Apply to Belmont


2. Register for an Audition

The BFA* programs in the Department of Theatre require an audition or portfolio submission. The audition or portfolio submission determine admissibility into the Department of Theatre, which is separate from the University admission decision. Once the student applies to the University, he or she will receive a video audition/online portfolio registration e-mail. 

*Applicants pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Theatre Minor, and Dance Minor are not required to audition.

In response to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution and care, Belmont will only be offering auditions via video submission for the 2020-2021 audition cycle.  While we are disappointed that we cannot hold auditions in person, we will be offering several virtual opportunities to connect, with invitations forthcoming.  Regular weekday visits to campus are encouraged for you to visit and learn more about Belmont and the School of Music.  To learn more about our weekday visit program, visit here.


Video Audition and Portfolio Information

Video auditions and portfolios are submitted via an online platform for auditions called Acceptd. Specific instructions for the video audition or portfolio submission will be sent to the applicant's email address (as provided on the application) once the student applies to Belmont. 

All video auditions must include audio and video.

Video Audition Deadlines

Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis for admission to the Department of Theatre & Dance.

To be considered for Department of Theatre & Dance scholarship, please submit a video audition before March 1, 2021.


What to Prepare

Candidates for the BFA participate in three important processes during the audition for the Department of Theatre and Dance:

  • Performance Audition or Portfolio Review (dependent upon emphasis area of choice)
  • Resume
  • Opportunity to Meet with a Faculty Member


  • Performance Audition
  • Portfolio Review
  • Resume
  • Meet with a Faculty Member


3. Receive the Admissions Decision

Applicants will be mailed a decision letter 3-4 weeks after the audition/portfolio submission (dependent on acceptance to the University).


4. Accept the Offer of Admission

When you have made the decision to attend Belmont, pay the Enrollment Deposit by the May 1 National Reply Date (December 1 for Spring applicants).

Information about the Enrollment Deposit is included in the University admissions acceptance letter.


5. Register for New Student Orientation

Create your MyBelmont account and register for Summer Orientation