College of Fine and Applied Arts


  • Minimum GPA of 2.00
  • It is recommended students transfer no later than sophomore year because students generally need to complete three more years of coursework after transfer.
  • Portfolio Review/Audition/Interview: Students must successfully complete an audition or portfolio review/interview. See dates and more information.

Application Periods

Students should apply as early in their college career as possible so that they can begin the required Theatre curriculum.  The first step is completing the required Portfolio Review/Audition/Interview

Students are admitted to the Theatre Studies; Arts and Entertainment Technology, Stage Management; Scenic Technology; Lighting Design and Technology; Sound Design and Technology; Costume Design and Technology; and Scenic Design BFA Areas may begin in either the Fall or Spring Semester.  

Students who are admitted to the Acting BFA Area are evaluated on an individual basis in terms of a start date.  It is generally best to start in the Fall Semester, but considerations for the Spring Semester (while rare) are possible.

Important Links:

Students Please contact Cynthia Kocher, Theatre Department Director of Undergraduate Studies, for more information: 


The Department will contact the student after admission to notify them of their advisor’s name. The student will be responsible for setting up the initial appointment.