Apply to the Department of Theatre

STEP ONE: Apply to TCU 

All applicants to the BFA and BA Theatre programs must apply to the University. You do not have to know your acceptance status to the university before your audition or portfolio review for entrance to the BFA program.

Be sure to review the deadlines for admission to the University in addition to audition dates and submission deadlines for the department of Theatre.

Apply to TCU


STEP TWO: Submit Theatre TCU Prescreen

All BFA Theatre programs require an audition or portfolio review for entrance. A performance audition is required for both Acting and Musical Theatre majors. A portfolio review/interview is required for both Design & Technology and Theatre Studies majors. BA Theatre students are not required to audition for entrance.

To secure a BFA entrance audition or portfolio review, upload a complete profile to Acceptd as a prescreen. If the prescreen is approved, you will be contacted to schedule an entrance audition or portfolio review.

Please review each program’s prescreen and audition/portfolio review requirements.

Theatre TCU’s Acceptd prescreen portal will remain open October 1, 2023 – February 1, 2024.

Apply to Theatre at TCU


STEP THREE: Audition/Portfolio Review

Once your prescreen has been approved, you will be contacted and invited to schedule an audition or portfolio review from our available audition dates and times.

Theatre TCU will host both in-person and virtual audition dates from late fall 2023 through early spring 2024. Theatre TCU also participates in CAP United Auditions in fall 2023 and National Unified Auditions in early 2024.

Students that complete any Theatre TCU audition will automatically be considered for Theatre scholarship and Nordan Fine Arts awards.


For more information contact Sue Anne Cameron, Theatre Admissions Coordinator, or 817-257-4196.

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