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Admissions & Audition Information

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 an audition or submit an online portfolio.

Apply to Belmont


2. Register for an Audition

No prescreens for Belmont Theatre programs.

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. Upon a completed application to the University, the student will receive an audition registration e-mail.

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


Register for an In-Person Theatre Audition

Complete the Undergraduate Theatre Audition Registration Form in your BU4U account by choosing an in-person audition date.

A confirmation with details will be sent by email following submission. 

In Person Audition Dates:

November 12
February 4
February 18


Register for a Theatre Video Audition


Complete the Undergraduate Theatre Audition Registration Form in your BU4U account by not choosing an in-person audition date and instead answering "yes" to the virtual audition question. 

A confirmation with details will be sent by email following form submission. 

Video auditions and portfolios are submitted via an online platform for auditions called Acceptd. The video audition is a pre-recorded video submission, not live. All video auditions must include audio and video. 

How to submit a portfolio: If your program requires a portfolio, you will submit your portfolio via a link in the audition registration e-mail.


Video Audition Deadlines

Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis for admission to the Department of Theatre & Dance through May 23, 2023.

To be considered for Department of Theatre & Dance scholarship, please submit a video audition before November 13, 2022 (for December notification) or before February 18, 2023 (for March notification).

Transfer student deadline for video submission is November 13, 2022 for Spring 2023 entry and July 1, 2023 for Fall 2023 entry.

First-year student deadline for Spring 2023 entry is November 13, 2022.

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 or portfolio review (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