Undergraduate Admissions – Performance

Our School of Theatre auditions between 1,000 and 1,300 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.

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Applying to Theatre at BU

There are two parts to the BU application process for prospective undergraduate (BFA) students:
1) Academic Review via the Common App, and
2) Artistic Review via the Acceptd portal

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 the Common App has been submitted, and applicants have received a BU ID, they can apply for an Artistic Review via Acceptd

Artistic Reviews vary slightly depending on the core program for which you apply. Applicants must submit a prescreen through Acceptd.

In Acceptd, Performance Core applicants must choose from: Performance Core Early Decision 1,  Performance Core Early Decision 2, or Performance Core Regular Decision, when selecting a “Program” in Acceptd. 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 Acceptd Platform messaging system, with details TBA (be sure to check your Acceptd inbox). 

BFA Performance Core Application Instructions