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Welcome to the Auburn University Department of Theatre!
To get you started, here are the answers to some of the questions you may have:

What theatre degree programs does Auburn offer?

We offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre as well as Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in Music Theatre, Performance, Theatre Design and Technology, and Management.

How do I get in?

With the exception of the BFA music theatre program, students are not required to audition to declare a theatre major. If you are interested in majoring in theatre in the BA degree program, welcome! If you are interested in majoring in the BFA performance, design & technology, or management degree programs, auditions and portfolio presentations are conducted in the spring semester of your sophomore year. If you are interested in majoring in the BFA music theatre program, you will need to submit a prescreen application to be considered for admission to the program for Fall 2021. Please complete your prescreen application before Friday, October 16th, 2020. Your music theatre prescreen application will also serve as your audition for scholarship consideration. On Saturday, October 24th, 2020, Scholarship Day, an interview will be conducted to review your application for admission and scholarship consideration. 

I’m not interested in majoring in music theatre, but I’m very interested in theatre scholarships for majors in other theatre degree tracks. How do I apply?

You’re in the right place! If you are interested in the BA or any BFA program other than Music Theatre, you can apply for departmental assistance through the program applications found on the left and on Saturday, October 24, 2020 an interview or portfolio review will be conducted to review your application for scholarship consideration. Scholarship Day will provide an opportunity to meet faculty and current students, discuss financial aid opportunities, and get a first-hand “feel” for theatre at Auburn. Students interested primarily in performance should submit an Acceptd application for performance and prepare for an interview on Scholarship Day; prospective design and management students provide a portfolio or sample promptbook for review. All prospective students will have the chance to meet the faculty for a short interview.

Do I have to declare theatre as my major to be considered for a theatre scholarship?


I’m a transfer student coming in during my junior year. May I audition for the BFA and for scholarship consideration?

Yes. If you are transferring to Auburn as a junior you may audition for the BFA in Performance or submit a portfolio or stage management promptbook for entrance into the BFA in Design/Technology or Management. Please select the designated appication from the drop down box on the left and complete the application. On Saturday, October 24, 2020 an interview or portfolio presentation will be conducted for consideration for admission into the program and scholarship consideration.

I would like to audition for the BFA Music Theatre Program. What do I need to prepare?

Prescreen materials are required for students seeking entrance to the Music Theatre BFA. For audition instructions and access to application click “Music Theatre Prescreen and Scholarship Consideration” and “Select Program” from the “Start an Application” drop-down box on the left side of your screen and click on "BFA Music Theatre.” The deadline for Music Theatre applications is Friday, October 16, 2020.

I am not auditioning for the BFA Music Theatre BFA. What is my deadline?

All other applications should also be submitted by Friday, October 16, 2020.

For more details about our program and to apply for Scholarship Day, see the information below. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you on October 24th!

Is this separate from my Auburn University application?

If you are interested in majoring in theatre at Auburn it's important that you apply for admission to the university at your earliest convenience -

If you are interested in scholarship support from Auburn, you must also register through the AUSOM scholarship portal - 

For more information about the College of Liberal Arts scholarships, contact the program coordinator at (334) 844-2126. Additional information about university-level scholarships and Auburn’s Scholarship Opportunity Manager is available on the AUSOM website or by calling (334) 844-7570.

2020 Auburn University Theatre Virtual Scholarship Day

Due to the global pandemic, Scholarship Day will be conducted online. Please submit an application to be considered for the music theatre program and/or departmental scholarship. If you are interested in the Music Theatre program, your prescreen application will be considered your audition for the program, please submit these materials by Friday, October 16th, 2020. A virtual event will still take place on Saturday, October 24th, 2020. All applicants will get the chance to meet current students, faculty, and staff. An interview will be conducted to review your application. 

WhenSaturday, October 24, 2020

WhatInterviews & Presentations by prospective students.

Where: Online

Award: One-year scholarship awards will be made to outstanding students who submit an application and participate in virtual Scholarship Day. 

Who: Open to high school seniors and college transfer students who intend to major in Theatre and have maintained a 3.0-grade point average in their high school or previous college academic work.

Audition or Presentation: High school seniors or transfers will have the opportunity to audition/interview for scholarship consideration and admission to our music theatre program.

Please contact Rachele DeLuca at if you have questions about the application or Virtual Scholarship Day.

For technical questions please review the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.