Prospective Students

Undergraduate Admission

All applicants to the BFA and BA Theatre programs must apply to the University. You do not have to receive acceptance notification to audition for our program.


BFA Entrance and Portfolio Review

First-year students interested in the BFA Theatre program must audition or complete a portfolio review for entrance. To apply for an audition, please complete your profile online through GetAcceptd and submit it to TCU. The profile will be used as a pre-screen. You will be contacted about your audition time approximately 7-10 business after receipt of your pre-screen audition. See audition requirements and dates below. Students admitted to TCU may enroll in the BA Theatre program without an audition.


BFA Acting Audition Requirements

Two contrasting monologues – 90 seconds or less. If one is comic; the other should be serious. If one is contemporary; the other should be classical.


BFA Musical Theatre Audition Requirements

Two songs, 16 bars each, one up-tempo and one ballad and a 90 second monologue. Be prepared to learn a dance combination to perform as a group. Bring sheet music; a professional piano accompanist is provided. No one may sing with pre-recorded accompaniment or a capella.


BFA Design, Production and Theatre Studies Interview Requirements

Bring a design portfolio and other visual support materials to their interview. Upload digital portfolio contents to


Unified Auditions

Same requirements as above, except: Students must provide recorded music and player; no piano is available. Appointment times for Unifieds will not begin until after November 1.


Audition Dates for Entrance into the Program 2020-2021

Audition DateLocationPrescreen Submission DeadlineEmphasis
October 4-7, 2024Pittsburgh Unified Audition (PUA)**Submit prescreen directly to PUA thru AcceptdBFA — All Emphases
November 7-10, 2024
CAP United Auditions (St. Louis, MO)**Register to attend directly thru CAP UnitedBFA — All Emphases
December 3, 2024TCU On-Campus AuditionNovember 19, 2023BFA — All Emphases
January 20, 2025TCU On-Campus AuditionJanuary 6, 2024BFA — Musical Theatre ONLY
January 21, 2025TCU Virtual AuditionJanuary 6, 2024BFA — All Emphases
January 27-28, 2025National Unified Auditions (New York City)January 13, 2024BFA — All Emphases
February 3, 2025TCU On-Campus AuditionJanuary 20, 2024BFA — Acting, Design/Tech, Theatre Studies ONLY
February 5-8, 2025National Unified Auditions (Chicago)January 22, 2024BFA — All Emphases
February 10-11, 2025National Unified Auditions (Anaheim)January 27, 2024BFA — All Emphases


Learn more about our degree plans:

Theatre, BFA     Theatre, BA