How do I apply? 

  1. All applicants must audition for consideration. You will receive an email to schedule your audition/interview after submitting your completed application.

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  2. Arrange for your academics to be sent to the university:
    • High school students: official transcript and Common Application School Report.
    • Transfer students: official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    • International students: you must also take and submit your TOEFL score.

Transfer Applicant? 

See how your courses can transfer into the UIC School of Theatre Music. 

Financial Aid 

Scholarships and tuition awards are given to students with excellent academic and artistic achievement. All tuition awards incur performance obligations within the department, such as membership in and performance with the UIC ensembles and/or participation in UIC Theatre productions. Scholarship deadlines are determined by faculty and may vary from year to year. To be considered, you must have already been admitted.

Additionally, be sure to complete a FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit it to the UIC Financial Aid Office. You can find information on tuition estimates using our UIC Tuition Estimate tool

Schedule your visit to campus 

The UIC School of Theatre and Music offers individual visit opportunities throughout the year. During your time on campus, you can observe classes, meet with faculty, and take a tour of UIC Theatre & Music spaces. If interested, please email Ben Kenis with some available dates. 

In accordance with University of Illinois at Chicago guidelines, all visitors in attendance for on-campus interviews must submit either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of coming to campus. These can be sent via email to Additionally, everyone will be required to wear a mask at all times while in university spaces indoors. 

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