Admissions & Auditions

Undergraduate Admissions

Students must apply to the University of Utah and be accepted before being able to declare their major. After being accepted, students can declare their major by meeting with a College of Fine Arts Academic Advisor. Book an academic advising appointment.

Incoming Freshmen must apply to the University of Utah prior to December 1 to be considered for all University-wide scholarships and financial aid (November 1 for Honors and Diversity). Visit the Office of Admissions to apply.

To be admitted into the Actor Training Program or Musical Theatre Program, students must audition. Although recommended, you do not need to be accepted to the University in order to audition.

Stage Management Program 

In addition to your application to the University of Utah, students must submit a portfolio to be reviewed through Acceptd. Click on "Start an Application" to begin the application process. Once your full application has been submitted, you may be asked to attend an on-campus interview on one of the following dates: Nov. 16, 2019 | Dec. 7, 2019 | Jan. 18, 2020 | or Feb.15, 2020. 

Auditions for Actor Training Program and Musical Theatre Program

In addition to your application to the University of Utah, you also must separately apply to audition* at one of our following auditions:

Salt Lake City Auditions
ATP and MTP December 7, 2019 with a second round of local auditions for the ATP on February 8, 2020 and the MTP on February 15, 2020.
Theatre Arts Building, BLDG 73
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Unified Auditions 2020 (National Auditions)
New York City January 18-19
Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave.
Chicago February 3-6
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Los Angeles February 8
Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 W. Century Blvd.

*The ATP and MTP audition application process is a 2-step process. Please follow the instructions below closely.
STEP ONE: Pay Audition Fee ($30): 
STEP TWO: Receive email with links and instructions to schedule audition and upload application and required documents from

Musical Theatre Program prospective students should be prepared to:

  • Present two 32-bar songs, one from the Old School (pre-1960) musical theatre repertoire, and one from the contemporary musical theatre repertoire.
    • For on campus auditions an accompanist will be provided. Please bring music, in the correct key, with the cutting clearly marked. You may bring either original sheet music, or photocopied music in a binder.
    • For Unified Auditions students should bring an accompaniment track and portable speaker. Please do not use karaoke tracks and accompaniment should not include background vocals. 
  • Speak the lyrics of your songs as a monologue.

Actor Training Program prospective students should be prepared to:

  • Present two contrasting monologues of no longer than 90 seconds in length each. Monologues should be chosen from the body of the contemporary dramatic literature and must be memorized. Please avoid the use of props.
  • (OPTIONAL) Sing 16-bars of a song, preferably chosen from the musical theatre repertoire, without accompaniment.