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The BFA Program at the UNCG School of Theatre offers pre-professional, conservatory-style training housed within a comprehensive university experience.  You will take part in our large and active theatre community with 10 mainstage shows per year, a rigorous curriculum, expert faculty, and world-class guest artists—all while living and thriving in the larger university community. 
Our BFA Program offers two distinct undergraduate performance paths: the BFA in Acting and the BFA in Musical Theatre.
From your freshman year at UNCG, you will be in the studio honing your acting skills, in the classroom focusing your knowledge of your craft, at the piano building your voice, at the barre developing your technique, in the shops and box office expanding your understanding of the industry, and around the campus broadening your view of the world.  All of this coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the business of theatre will lead you directly to the profession. 

Application Process
And now… get started with your application! 
Step 1: Upload pre-screen materials to Acceptd.*
Step 2: If an invitation is extended to you from the School of Theatre, choose your audition format/date and prepare for your Final Audition & Interview.
Step 3: Apply to UNCG.**
Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 5: Attend your Final Audition & Interview.**

* For applicants unable to afford the fee to submit their materials through Acceptd, please contact the Acceptd support team at, provide documentation of need, and Acceptd will waive the fee.

**You need not have applied to UNCG in order to submit a prescreen, nor to schedule and attend your Final Audition.  We recommend, however, that you apply as early as possible to receive priority consideration for scholarship and financial aid. (You must apply before December 1st, 2024 for consideration for merit scholarships and to receive your admission decision before Jan. 31st.  Applications received after Dec. 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.)

Final Audition Dates
In your pre-screen application, you will indicate which of our Final Audition Dates you would be available to attend.  If you are able to make multiple dates work, please indicate them all as that increases your chances of being chosen for a Final Audition.  Our final audition dates are:

Friday, November 15th, 2024 (On Campus)
Friday, January 17th, 2025 (Hybrid - On Campus & Virtual)***
Friday, February 17th, 2025 (On campus)Friday, February 21st, 2025 (On campus)Saturday, February 22nd, 2025 (On campus)
Our Final Audition Days are full-day experiences, with InfoSession, Q&A, Campus Tours, etc.  If chosen for a Final Audition you will receive more information, but you should plan to be on campus at 9am, and stay through late afternoon. 
*** The Hybrid Audition Day will include a small number of Virtual Audition spots.  We encourage you to make every attempt to join us for an in-person audition, but we understand this is not possible for all students.  The Virtual Audition spots will be reserved for students traveling great distances, and are first-come-first-served.     

Contact Us
BFA in Acting
Michael Flannery

BFA in Musical Theatre
Dominick Amendum

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.
Join the List of Notable Alumni!

  • AVILON TATE (BFA '24): Broadway: The Wiz. National Tour: Mean Girls; The Wiz
  • JORDAN SPEAS (BFA '21): National Tour: Aladdin
  • KEMARI BRYAN (BFA '22): National Tour: The Book of Mormon.
  • TYLER BARNHARDT (BFA ’15): Television credits include “13 Reasons Why”, “Tales from the Loop”, “Suspicion”, and “Underground”. 
  • CHRIS CHALK (BFA '01): Broadway: Fences. Film/Television: "Homeland"; "The Newsroom", "Gotham", "12 Years a Slave", "Detroit", "When They See Us". Starring in the new HBO "Perry Mason" limited series. 
  • ASHLEI SHARPE CHESTNUT (BFA ’15): Television credits include “Homeland”, “Gotham” and new Amazon pilot “Panic”; Broadway credits include The Crucible and A Doll’s House, Part 2
  • BRANDON ELLIS (BFA '04): Broadway: Company, Once, Bandstand. National Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong
  • DEON’TE GOODMAN (Musical Theatre ’16): Currently performing in Hamilton Broadway. 
  • R. KEITH HARRIS (MFA '95): Television credits include "The Walking Dead", "Nashville", "Dawson's Creek", "Beverly Hills 90210"; Film credits include "Big Fish", "June Bug", "A Walk In The Woods".
  • BETH LEAVEL (MFA ’80): Broadway credits include The Prom (Tony Nomination); Bandstand; Elf; The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony Award); and 42nd Street
  • STONEY MOOTOO (BA ’16): Broadway:The Book of Mormon.
  • ANDRA REEVE-RABB (BFA '91): Television credits include "The Big Bang Theory", "How I Met Your Mother", "Two and a Half Men", "CSI", "NCIS", "Everybody Loves Raymond", and many others.