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Welcome to Niagara University’s Department of Theatre & Fine Arts on Acceptd!

For over 50 years, Niagara University has prepared graduates to successfully pursue careers from Broadway to Hollywood! With each new year, we continue to raise the bar in theatre excellence and bring many new inspiring opportunities to our prospective and current students.

We at the Department of Theatre & Fine Arts remain committed to our mission: to prepare NU Theatre students for success navigating the realities of careers in professional theatre, through an intensive schedule and disciplined focus on rigorous academic coursework and practical production experience.

Our curriculum is uniquely designed, fusing a conservatory approach to theatre training with a liberal arts education. Niagara University Theatre’s ambitious production schedule means practical, onstage and/or backstage experience every semester. Students work closely with a distinguished faculty of academic and working professionals who are committed to their artistic development. Further supplementing the curriculum, students have opportunities to participate in Guest Artist master classes and workshops with renowned industry professionals.

For prospective or transfer students seeking entrance into the B.F.A. Performance, B.F.A. Design & Production or B.F.A. Theatre Specialization programs, an audition and/or interview are required. All participants must first be accepted to the university by the Office of Admissions in order to be eligible to audition and/or interview. To learn more about our audition/interview process, please visit our Prospective Student page.

This year, we will be attending the following virtual unified auditions:
Our own virtual BFA Audition/Interview dates will be Sunday, January 31st and Sunday, February 14th, 2021. Please visit us at for more information and registration.

Those applicants who virtually attend either one of the Audition/Interview dates will also be considered for a Niagara University Theatre Scholarship. These scholarships are valued at $5,000 each and renewable each year provided the student maintain acceptable academic progress. There are a number of these scholarships available for incoming and transfer students!

We invite you to visit our websites. If you’re interested, please contact us to arrange a virtual visit!

Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to hearing from you soon!


Adriano Gatto
Artist in Residence/Recruiter