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BFA Auditions

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

Please Apply to UMBC before applying to audition. To audition for the BFA program, or for more information, please email theatre@umbc.edu or call 410-455-2917 for information about an appointment.

  • High school seniors (incoming freshmen) may audition for early acceptance into the BFA Acting major. Accepted students may declare the major immediately upon registration. Alternatively, freshmen may enter the acting program courses, and undergo Fall Semester Review for the BFA.
  • Transferring students with prior college acting training may audition for the BFA Acting Major and placement in upper-level studio acting courses. Depending on previous coursework, the accelerated BFA major may earn their degree in 4 or 5 semesters. If you would like to audition for the accelerated BFA program, please go here.

NOTE: You do not need to have been accepted to UMBC in order to audition, however acceptance into the BFA Program does not mean you have been accepted to UMBC. You will be unable to register for classes until you have been accepted to the university.