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Theory of Relativity

Sign up/submit an audition:

NOTE: All students must apply and be accepted to Drake University before admission will be considered into any of the BFA programs. Submit your application at

For students interested in BFA admission and scholarship auditions/portfolio reviews, see options below:

On-campus (Please pre-register by the Monday prior to your preferred audition event)

Friday, November 17, 2023 - Register here

Friday, February 2, 2024 - Register here

Auditions will take place in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. An accompanist will be provided.

A typical schedule is below:

  • 8:15-9:00 AM - Check-in / Greetings
  • 9:00-11:00 AM - Auditions
  • 11:00-11:30 AM - Dance Callbacks
  • 11:30-12:15 PM - Q&A w/ Theatre Faculty and Students
  • 12:25-1:00 PM - Lunch at The Hubb w/ Theatre Students
  • 1:00-1:15 PM - Admissions Overview Q&A
  • 1:15-2:00 PM - Campus Tour

*Schedule is subject to change due to number of auditions*

Off-campus - Chicago Unifieds

Feb. 5-7, 2024

Palmer House - Clark 3 (located on 7th floor): Click here to select an audition/interview time (recommended)

A piano accompanist will not be provided. Please bring your accompaniment track(s) on your phone or other playback device. 

*Some Musical Theatre students may be invited for a group dance call-back later in the day*

The deadline to pre-register will be 72 hours before your desired date. After this point, you must register at the event.

Online Submissions

Audition videos and/or portfolio materials must be submitted by
Feb. 9, 2024 through GetAccepted.

Note: There is a fee for their service. If you believe this fee will present a financial barrier to you, please email 

Scholarship Information:

When students audition/interview for acceptance into one of the B.F.A. degree programs, they are ALSO auditioning for possible Fine Arts Scholarship awards. Theatre minors and B.A. majors are not eligible for Fine Arts scholarships.

Audition/Portfolio Requirements:

The department also offers a B.A. Degree in Theatre for those students who want to pursue a second major in a different subject area. B.A. degree seeking students are NOT required to audition for the program.

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