Undergraduate Degrees offered
- BFA Theatre Performance
- BFA Theatre Performance with a concentration in musical theatre
- BFA Theatre Design and Technology
- BA Theatre Arts
Applying to be a Theatre major
Baylor Theatre is a dual admission program. You must be admitted by both the University and the Department of Theatre Arts in order to major in theatre at Baylor.
You can apply to Baylor University HERE.
- Admission into Baylor is highly competitive.
- Prospective students are strongly urged to complete their application at the earliest possible date in order to avoid being waitlisted by the university.
Acceptance into Baylor’s Theatre Arts program is by audition/interview only.
- Applicants must first be selected through a pre-screening process.
- There are two ways to complete the pre-screen:
- By participating in one of the collective auditions listed on our Audition/Interview Schedule. Those who receive a callback will be invited to campus for an audition/interview.
- By submitting prescreening materials (monologues, songs, a design portfolio, resume, etc.) and indicating an intended major in theatre (from the list above) on the application to Baylor University through your goBAYLOR account. The prescreening materials should be uploaded to the portfolio tab and will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Successful applicants will be invited to campus for an audition/interview.
- August 1: Application Opens
- November 1: Application Deadline (Early Decision/ Early Action)
- February 1: Application Deadline (Regular Admission)
- March 15: Theatre Arts Prescreening Materials Deadline
- May 1: Deposit Deadline
Auditions and Interviews
Students interested in performance or theatre arts will submit a prescreening audition or alternatively be seen at a collective audition. Auditions on campus are by invitation only.
Your audition will consist of two contrasting monologues; each monologue should be one minute in length or less. There are a variety of ways that these monologues may contrast: perhaps one is classical while the other contemporary, or perhaps one is dramatic while the other is comedic.
If you feel that singing is a strength, you may also sing a selection (16 bars or about one minute) from a musical; but a song is not required, and you should not include a song in your audition if singing is not your strength. If you are interested in the musical theatre concentration, two songs are required.
For more information on our programs in performance and theatre arts please email Lisa Denman
Students interested in theatre design and technology will upload a portfolio of their work or alternatively be seen at a collective audition. Auditions on campus are by invitation only.
A portfolio is simply a visual representation of your past work in theatre or related artistic endeavors.
A portfolio could be a digital notebook, a website, or a collection of renderings, pictures or other artistic pieces.
For more information on our program in theatre design and technology please email Amanda Lassetter.
Students selected through the prescreening process will be invited to an audition/interview with the Theatre Arts faculty.
This is a chance for the faculty to get to know you better. You may be asked to talk about your goals, your additional interests, or your past experiences.
Remember that the faculty are interested in students who view theatre holistically; so tell us about your related theatre interests. If you are a performer, tell us if you have ever designed or constructed a costume or set. If you are a designer, tell us if you have ever performed. Tell us if you have served as a stage manager or assistant stage manager. Tell us if you have dance experience. All students should be able to talk about their favorite dramatic literature: the plays they have read and seen.
This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions of the faculty, though this is not required.