Undergraduate Admissions – Performance

Our School of Theatre auditions between 1000 and 1300 applicants yearly. We then have the privilege of inviting up to 35 of those artists to join our first year Performance Core

The undergraduate Performance Core is for BFA candidates pursuing a BFA in Acting or BFA in Theatre Arts––Performance: Applicants may submit as an Early Decision applicant for Early Decision 1 or Early Decision 2;  A Regular Decision applicant; or a Transfer Student applicant.

There are two parts to the BU application process for prospective undergraduate (BFA) students: 

1) The Academic Review with Boston University, and 

2) The Artistic Review with the School of Theatre

Applicants must complete both parts of the application process to be considered for admission to the BU School of Theatre. Applications for Boston University can be completed via the Common App: Once that is completed, and applicants have received a BU ID, they can apply for an Artistic Review via the Acceptd Platform

Artistic Reviews vary slightly depending on the core program for which you apply. The first step of the Artistic Review is a Prescreen through the Acceptd Platform:

  • In Acceptd, Performance Core applicants should choose either Performance Core Early Decision 1,  Performance Core Early Decision 2, or  Performance Core Regular Decision, when selecting a “Program” in the Acceptd Platform. Performance Core is best suited for students pursuing BFA degree in Acting or Theatre Arts. 

Applicants selected from their prescreen will be invited for an interview or audition/interview through the Accetpd Platform messaging system, with details TBA (be sure to check your Acceptd inbox). 

BFA Performance Core Application Instructions