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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, provide documentation of need, and Acceptd will waive the fee.
**You need not have applied to UNCG in order 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, 2023 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 Information
It is important to note that our faculty would prefer to meet you in person and have the opportunity to get to know you. It makes for a better audition experience for everyone! Please make every effort to attend a live audition so you can experience our campus and meet faculty and students face-to-face. Preference for virtual auditions will be given to those who do not reside in the Southeast.
If you choose a virtual audition, we strongly recommend a campus visit at your earliest convenience, which we are happy to set up with you.
Final Audition Dates
Friday, November 10th, 2023 (On campus)
Friday, January 19th, 2024 (Virtual)
Friday, February 16th, 2024 (On campus)Friday, February 23rd, 2024 (On campus)Saturday, February 24th, 2024 (On campus)
You should plan for a full day of activities, even with a virtual audition. More details will be shared after a successful pre-screen.
BFA in Acting
BFA in Musical Theatre
For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.
Join the List of Notable Alumni!
- 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 (Musical Theatre ’16): Currently performing in The Book of Mormon Broadway.
- 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.