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BFA Auditions

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

Note: starting in 2020 – 2021, students must audition for the BFA Acting major. No student will be admitted to the major without an audition. Current UMBC students interested in switching to the BFA Acting major are encouraged to contact us at ASAP for academic advising, information about the program requirements, and how to audition as a current UMBC student. We also welcome questions at any time.

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: November 14, 2020
  • Linehan Scholar Applicants ONLY: January 23, 2021
  • Winter Regular Decision: February 13, 2021
  • Summer August Decision: August 28, 2021

Please check this page again starting mid-September, 2020 for instructions on signing up for an audition date, and what to prepare. Meanwhile, you are welcome to contact us with questions at, we’d love to hear from you!

Note: prospective students are asked to apply to UMBC prior to auditioning. You do not need to have been accepted to UMBC before your audition, so long as you understand that acceptance into the BFA major does not mean you have been accepted to the university. You will be unable to register for classes until you have been accepted to UMBC.