University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Theatre

University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Theatre

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Technology and General Studies, a minor and an honors program. To learn more about our department, please visit our website.

Those students interested in the BFA Musical Theatre Program and those interested in auditioning for Theatre Department scholarships are required to complete this online application and arrange an audition. There is a $10 application fee. Students auditioning for the BFA Musical Theatre Program will also be considered for departmental scholarships.

To start the application process, choose your program of interest from the menu at right and click Get Started. Please answer all of the required fields and be prepared to upload a theatre resume and headshot. You will also be asked to choose an on-campus audition date.

The deadline for completing the application is two weeks prior to your chosen audition date. Once you have completed the online application, you will be contacted by the Department of Theatre to confirm your on-campus audition.

Please be advised that the UAB Department of Theatre is unable to make any offers until the student has been accepted into the university. It is highly recommended that students apply to the university prior to auditioning. The online application is available here. 

If you have any questions regarding our application process or audition requirements, please contact Valerie Accetta, Head of Musical Theatre: vaccetta@uab.edu, 205-996-8847 or Dennis McLernon, Head of Perfomance: mclernon@uab.edu, 205-934-8300. We are pleased that you will be auditioning or interviewing for us and we look forward to reviewing your materials.