HOW TO APPLY

Thank you for your interest in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. The information below will help make your application and audition processes as easy as possible. Please pay close attention to the instructions on how to apply to your chosen program. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


Undergraduate Admissions

Apply for Undergraduate Admission Kent State University

Individuals interested in enrolling in Bachelor of Arts programs in Dance Studies or Theatre Studies or the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Dance Performance, Design and Technology or Musical Theatre must first apply for freshman or transfer admission to Kent State University.

Apply for Freshman or Transfer Admission to Kent State

Audition (if applicable)

Individuals interested in enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts program in Dance Studies or in the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Dance Performance or Musical Theatre must complete an audition.

The Bachelor of Arts program in Theatre Studies and the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Design and Technology do not require an audition or portfolio review for admission. 

Note: Transfer students in the Design and Technology program may be asked to provide a portfolio prior to admission.

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Graduate Admissions

Apply for Graduate Admission to Kent State University

Individuals interested in enrolling in the Master of Fine Arts programs in Acting, Acting for the Returning Professional, or Design and Technology (Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Theatre Technology) must first apply for graduate admission to Kent State.

Apply for Graduate Admission to Kent State

Audition or Submit an Entrance Portfolio

Individuals interested in enrolling in the Master of Fine Arts program in Acting or Acting for the Returning Professional must participate in an audition.

Learn More About Auditions and Portfolio Reviews