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BFA Auditions

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

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

Current UMBC students who are transferring from another department should plan to audition during a transfer audition date or during the first year of study in the Theatre Department. 

To schedule an audition day, please complete the BFA Auditions Registration form .or contact us at or (410) 455-2917.

Login information for the Zoom audition is sent separately on the Friday before the audition day. Only those candidates who have scheduled an audition day using the form above will be sent the link.

Please go to the BFA Acting Audition Guidelines for instructions on how to prepare for the audition.

Students cannot be admitted to the BFA in Acting Major without acceptance to UMBC by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions