Skip to Main Content

How to Apply

All prospective theatre students offered admission to the university, enter directly through the B.A. program pursuing either the B.A. in Theatre Studies or the B.A. in Design and Production. Upon successful completion of the first semester of study, interested students may pursue selective admission to the B.F.A in Acting – a more intensive performance program. Students interested in learning more about these options are encouraged to contact the department. The best way to learn about our program is to come to campus, visit classes and see our theatre productions. We welcome you into any classes with advance notice. To arrange a visit or an appointment to meet with one of our faculty, contact the Theatre Department at 410-455-2917.

Students wishing to apply for Linehan Artist Scholarships and Fine Arts Awards are required to audition or present a portfolio. During the Audition and Interview Day, the theatre faculty will assess each candidate’s artistic merit. The day includes tours of our state-of-the-art Performing Arts and Humanities Building, and plenty of interaction with our students and faculty. For instructions on how to prepare your Audition or Portfolio Interview, please read Scholarship Audition & Portfolio Review Requirements.

For Information about theatre merit scholarships, such as the Fine Arts Award or the Linehan Artist Scholar Program, and smaller scholarships for majors, see Scholarships.

The best way to learn about our program is to come to campus, visit classes and see our theatre productions. We welcome you into any classes with advance notice. To arrange a visit or schedule an appointment to meet with one of our faculty, contact the Theatre department at 410 455-2917 or Lori Smith-Watson.

For information about admission to the university contact:
Office of Admissions and Orientation:
umbc.edu/undergraduate
410-455-2291

Important Deadlines

Freshmen
Fall Admission
Early Action: November 1
Regular Decision: February 1

Linehan Artist Scholars Program

January 15, 2015

Honors College
January 15

Financial Aid
Priority for FAFSA: February 14

Transfer Students
Fall Admission
Priority: March 15
Regular Decision: June 1

Spring Admission
Priority: November 1
Regular Decision: December 15

Honors College
January 15

Linehan Artist Scholars are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline.