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Undergraduate Admissions to the Department of Theatre & Dance

1. Apply to the University

Complete and submit the University application for undergraduate admission. After submitting the Belmont University application for undergraduate admission, applicants will receive an email to register for an audition or submit an online portfolio.

Apply to Belmont


2. Register for an Audition

The BFA* programs in the Department of Theatre require an audition or portfolio submission. The audition or portfolio submission determine admissibility into the Department of Theatre, which is separate from the University admission decision. Upon a completed application to the University, the student will receive an audition registration e-mail.

*Applicants pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Theatre Minor, Film Acting Minor, and Dance Minor are not required to audition.


Register for an In Person Theatre Audition

Watch the video below to learn how to register for an in person Theatre audition:

In Person Audition Registration Video

In Person Audition Dates:

November 13
January 22
February 5
February 26


Register for a Theatre Video Audition

Watch the video below to learn how to register for a Theatre video audition:

Video Audition Registration Video

Video auditions and portfolios are submitted via an online platform for auditions called Acceptd. The video audition is a pre-recorded video submission, not live. Specific instructions for the video audition or portfolio submission will be sent to the applicant's email address (as provided on the application) once the student applies to Belmont. All video auditions must include audio and video. 

How to submit a portfolio: If your program requires a portfolio, you will submit your portfolio via a link in the audition registration e-mail.


Video Audition Deadlines

Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis for admission to the Department of Theatre & Dance through May 15, 2022.

To be considered for Department of Theatre & Dance scholarship, please submit a video audition before November 14, 2021 (for December notification) or before February 6, 2022 (for March notification).

Transfer student deadline for video submission is November 14, 2021 for spring 2022 entry and July 1, 2022 for fall 2022 entry.

First-year student deadline for spring 2022 entry is November 14, 2021.

What to Prepare

Candidates for the BFA participate in three important processes during the audition for the Department of Theatre and Dance:

  • Performance Audition or Portfolio Review (dependent upon emphasis area of choice)
  • Resume
  • Opportunity to Meet with a Faculty Member


  • Performance Audition
  • Portfolio Review
  • Resume
  • Meet with a Faculty Member


3. Receive the Admissions Decision

Applicants will be mailed a decision letter 3-4 weeks after the audition or portfolio review (dependent on acceptance to the University).


4. Accept the Offer of Admission

When you have made the decision to attend Belmont, pay the Enrollment Deposit by the May 1 National Reply Date (December 1 for Spring applicants).

Information about the Enrollment Deposit is included in the University admissions acceptance letter.


5. Register for New Student Orientation

Create your MyBelmont account and register for Summer Orientation