Many theatre programs accept applications directly through their
website, but more and more schools are beginning to use shared networks
for their submissions, including not only application forms but also
video auditions and digital portfolios. Always check a school’s website
before applying, since some schools may require a separate pre-screening
before a full application.
Acceptd is an
arts-specific network of some two hundred undergraduate arts programs.
Prospective students can post personal profiles for recruiting schools
to browse and, for a fee, use the website to submit applications, video
auditions, and portfolios.
Another useful site is the Common Application,
a nonprofit membership organization that provides applications that
students and school officials may submit to over 500 member colleges and
Finally, you can meet representatives and audition for some fifty schools during EdTA’s annual national Thespian Festival. Several state Thespian groups host their own festivals.