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How to Apply

Note: UMBC Theatre office staff are working remotely, responding to theatre@umbc.edu and phone messages Monday – Friday.

When applying to UMBC, please indicate Theatre as your preferred major.

Admissions to the Acting, BFA Major is by audition only. Students may audition for the major prior to enrolling at UMBC or during the first year of study.

Due to COVID-19 auditions will be held virtually, by livestream or prerecorded videos. Below are the audition dates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

  • Early Action (Freshmen and Transfers) November 14, 2020
  • Linehan Scholar Applicants ONLY (Freshmen) January 23, 2021
  • Winter Regular Decision (Freshmen and Transfers) February 13, 2021
  • Summer August Decision (Freshmen and Transfers) August 28, 2021

Admissions to the Theatre, BA: Theatre Studies Track or Theatre BA: Design & Production Track does not require an audition or portfolio review, with the except of those students applying for the Linehan Artist Scholars Program.

Interested in applying? We are always happy to talk with you! Please complete the prospective student interest form or contact us at (410) 455-2917.

***Linehan Artist Scholars are encouraged to apply by the Priority Deadline: November 1.