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Fall BFA Auditions

Application Deadline: Nov. 13, 2020

Live Auditions

  • Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 (Dance and Musical Theatre Only)
  • Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 (All Disciplines Except Dance)
    • *To be considered for a merit scholarship, you must complete a Fall Audition.

Spring BFA Auditions

Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

Live Auditions

  • Friday, March 26, 2021 (Dance and Musical Theatre Only)
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 (All Disciplines Except Dance)

Live auditions must be scheduled through Acceptd. Visit our landing page to start your application.

All live auditions are held at the NKU-SOTA Fine Arts Center

Video Auditions may be submitted through Acceptd as well.

Any student admitted to NKU may declare the Theatre and Dance Bachelor of Arts degree as a major. For those wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the Theatre and Dance Program offers B.F.A. degrees with tracks in Acting, Dance, Theatre Design or Technology, Musical Theatre, Playwriting, and Stage Management.

It is helpful for students to demonstrate as much versatility as possible within the audition/interview. While we do not expect candidates to be polished theatre artists, we are eager to explore each applicant’s potential as a future theatre student.


All Academic Scholarship (including GSA and GSP) are handled by the admissions and financial aid offices. All talent scholarship are handled by the Theatre and Dance Program. Candidates attending the Fall live/video auditions will be considered for talent scholarships. Scholarship award letters resulting from the Fall Auditions will be mailed by Jan. 15, 2020. You will only be notified if you are awarded a scholarship.

Audition Contact

Jamey Strawn, BFA Auditions Coordinator
(859) 572-6917

FA 205 Nunn Drive
NKU SOTA Theatre & Dance Program
Highland Heights, KY 41099


BFA Audition Requirements

Performers: please choose material in your own age and type range which best reveals your specific strengths and individuality. Auditions will be timed and stopped if they exceed limits.

Designers/Technicians/Stage Managers: please notify us ahead of time if you need computer/projection equipment for your presentation. A windows laptop, projector, and screen will be provided.