Degree Auditions

Students are required to audition/interview for entrance into The BA in Theatre & Performance and BFA in Acting programs. Applicants must choose whether they wish to apply for the BA or the BFA track. BA in Theatre Design, Production, & Technology students must schedule an interview and portfolio review. Audition and or interview requirements for our BA and BFA degree programs are listed below. For more information call Neal McCollam at (312) 996-3991.


Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we will not be holidng any in-person auditions. All Spring 2020 and Fall 2021applicants should submit their recorded audition materials via the portfolio option on the application status page. 

After you submit your application, you will receive an email that provides instructions on how to submit your recorded audition materials. If you have any questions about this process, please email Neal McCollam at

Audition Requirements

BFA in Acting

  • Prepare two 2-minute contrasting contemporary monologues,

  • Submit a digital copy of your resume

BA in Theatre & Performance

  • Select one of the following options: 

    • Performance of a dramatic or comedic monologue (2 min) 

    • One minute of spoken word, poetry, or storytelling (self-composed or otherwise) Non-text performance is OK (movement, voice, silent improvisation.)

    • Reading from a 2 min excerpt of a play you have written or adapted (bring three copies for faculty.)

    • Be prepared to discuss your work

  • Submit a digital copy of your resume

BA in Theatre Design, Production, & Technology

  • Interview and presentation of student’s portfolio; your interview will be an opportunity for you to share with our theatre design faculty examples of your work and to discuss your plans for pursuing your educational and professional artistic development here at the UIC School of Theatre & Music. Please call if you have questions on examples of work you would like to share, (312) 996-3991.

  • Submit a digital copy of your resume

After you submit your application you will receive an email from Admissions providing you with instructions on how to submit your recorded audition materials.


New Students must begin an online application, located here, by January 15. Transfer and re-admit students must apply by March 31.