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Prospective Student Information

Ensemble at end of Pippin. Production photo.

Sign up/submit an audition:

For students interested in BFA admission and scholarship auditions/portfolio reviews, you have several options: 

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


Feb. 4, 2022
Harmon Fine Arts Center

Drake University, Des Moines, IA


Feb. 7–9, 2022
National Unified Theatre Auditions Chicago, IL | Address TBD

Online Submissions

For students who live more than 200 miles from Drake, online submissions are an option. Audition videos and/or portfolio materials must be submitted by Feb. 11, 2022 through  GetAccepted.     Note: there is a fee for their service.


Visit our Prospective Student Auditions page to learn more about who should audition and how to audition. 

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 eligble 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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