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The application process is quick and easy. UCF accepts applications year-round, but with rolling deadlines for each semester. As a top-tier research – 1 University, admission is competitive, so apply early for the most consideration. Undergraduates can apply to the University through
Undergraduate Admissions. Graduate students should apply to the University through Graduate Admissions. In addition to merit and need-based assistance, UCF awards over $4.4 million in academic scholarships to new students, $60 million to Bright Futures Students and $216 million total in financial aid. For any additional questions about UCF’s admissions policies, please visit our website

You must be accepted by the University before a full offer of admission to any program can be made.

Thank you for visiting the pre-screening page for Theatre UCF in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida. Theatre UCF seeks to develop theatre artists of the highest quality. We provide our students with the training, education, and experiences necessary for the successful pursuit of professional theatre careers. Our goal is to develop and graduate student artists who are sensitive, aware, and total human beings by providing our students with conservatory training within the context of a Liberal Arts education. Our program is designed to give our students a competitive edge by:

  • Providing intensive classroom work in theatre theory and practice, along with personal experiences designed to develop theatre skills of the highest quality.
  • Providing extensive practical production opportunities that develop student skills in performance, design/technology, stage management and theatre administration.
  • Developing high artistic standards in our students, faculty, and staff through production and classroom work utilizing professional guest artists and teachers. The use of professional guest artists and teachers is also essential to the establishment of a student's "professional theatre network."
  • Creating and maintaining a professional environment necessary for the continued growth and development of our students, faculty, and staff.

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our nationally recognized department, its programs, faculty & successful alumni. Each program at Theatre UCF has specific guidelines about its audition processes, so please refer to the drop-down menu on the left. If you are interested in our BFA in Design/Technology, BFA in Stage Management, BA in Theatre Studies, MA in Theatre, MA in Musical Theatre, or our MFA in Themed Experience, please refer to our department site for application guidelines. 

Due to the large number of applicants, we highly recommend that you apply using Acceptd as soon as possible for the performance programs which require it. If you are applying to more than one undergraduate program, please use coupon code 02ucf22 when making an application to the second program. Please keep in mind that applying through Acceptd only starts the process with Theatre UCF; you will still need to make a separate application to the University. If you have additional questions about the audition or application process, please feel free to visit our website or contact the coordinators of the program in which you are interested:

Programs using Acceptd for Recruitment in 2023-2024

BFA Acting- Belinda Boyd

BFA Musical Theatre- Michael Jablonski

MFA Acting- Michael Wainstein

Programs Not Using Acceptd for Recruitment in 2023-2024

These programs overview and submission information can be viewed here.
You may also contact the program coordinators directly via the email links below. 

BFA Design & Technology - Bert Scott
BFA Stage Management - Claudia Lynch
BA Theatre Studies-Kristina Tollefson
MA Theatre- Dr. Julia Listengarten
MA Musical Theatre- Tara D. Snyder
MFA Themed Experience- Peter Weishar

All programs listed above are recruiting for the 2023-2024 school year.

The MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences is not recruiting at this time. 

*No program can make you a full offer of admission until you have been accepted to the University. 

For technical questions please check out our Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk!