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University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama

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The Helmerich School of Drama is committed to a policy of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in all its classes and productions.

We are committed to creating an equitable experience for all our students, faculty, and staff. 

We believe in the uniqueness of each member of our community. We are fueled by their diversity and strive to increase that diversity. 

We believe that the greatest art comes from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences. 

Different by Design.  

With intense and demanding training, the OU Helmerich School of Drama prepares students for creative and meaningful professional lives in a broad range of jobs in professional theatre, dance, opera, TV, film, and industrial and theme park venues.  Our curriculum is taught by an ensemble of dedicated educators and artists; highly sought professional actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, and stage managers who continually work in their respective fields to maintain national profiles in the industry. Our alumni include Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, and Tony Award winners. OU School of Drama grads have established successful careers in absolutely every avenue of show business: from Broadway artists, producers, agents, and theatre owners, to Hollywood film executives, casting directors, and international film and television stars…the Sooner Community is everywhere! 

Step 1: Begin a general application to the University of Oklahoma via the Common Application (We recommend you apply for Financial Aid by December 15)
Step 2: Upload interview or audition materials on Acceptd.
Step 3: Select your desired Audition Date.

University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama Emphasis Areas:

  • Acting (B.F.A.)
  • Stage Management (B.F.A.)
  • Dramaturgy (B.F.A.)
  • Design
    • Lighting Design (B.F.A.)
    • Scenic Design (B.F.A.)
    • Costume Design (B.F.A.)
    • Sound Design (B.F.A.)
Come create your future!

We attend TETA, North Texas Drama Auditions, Colorado Thespian Conference, Georgia Thespian Conference, Colorado Thespian Festival, Oklahoma Thespian Conference, Greater San Antonio Area Auditions, Greater Houston Area Auditions, URTA - Chicago, National KCACTF Festival, National USITT Conference, Chicago Unifieds, New York Unifieds, and LA Unifieds. These auditions are not for acceptance, but for invitation to attend an On-Campus Audition, or your “Callback.”

We'll be conducting our Unified auditions a little differently this year. For ease of access, feel free to reserve a spot at Unifieds using the sign-ups linked below. You do not need to be approved prior to signing up, as we also do walk-in auditions.

NYC Unifieds
Chicago Unifieds
Anaheim Unifieds

Contact us at with any questions. 

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