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Undergraduate Admission

​​​The Theatre School community consists of extraordinary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We admit a diverse population of students and encourage applicants inclusive of all gender and sexual identities and expressions, including their intersection with racial and ethnic identities, as well as the multiplicity of identities in our ever-evolving society. For more on our commitment to diversity and inclusion, read our diversity action statement. We look forward to seeing your application!

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Admissions Timeline

August: admissions application opens
October 1: need-based financial aid application (FAFSA) opens
December 1: prescreen materials deadline (BFA Acting & BFA Stage Management only)
February 1: application materials deadline (all majors)
Mid-February: interviews and callback auditions conclude
Mid-March admissions decisions and Theatre School Scholarships released
April 1: need-based financial aid awards released

Application Process

All applicants begin with DePaul University's online application and will need to select a specific Theatre School major as their intended major. Once the online application has been received, applicants gain access to the Blue Demon Domain, DePaul's application portal, where they can check the status of their application and complete the admissions process. Students will need to submit all required application materials and complete an audition or interview in order to be considered for entrance to The Theatre School.

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Transfer Applicants

Potential transfer students should read our transfer student FAQ to determine whether transferring into our conservatory makes sense for their academic plan.

International Applicants 

International applicants should visit our international theatre admissions page for additional resources and information about additional application requirements.