High School Drama Admissions

The Drama program in the UNCSA High School is a one-year intensive course of study for Grade 12 students who demonstrate artistic potential, academic readiness and social maturity. 


To meet a deadline, candidates must submit an application, transcript(s) and the application fee. The required materials do not need to be uploaded in order to meet a deadline.

2023-2024 Application Deadline

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST)
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST)


Candidates who meet a deadline are invited to schedule a 10-minute audition and my request either a morning or afternoon time. Auditions are in-person on the UNCSA campus.

Candidates are required to attend an informational session about the HS Drama program prior to their audition. Information sessions are held on campus and in-person on the day of the auditions. Candidates are assigned to either a 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. session, depending upon when the audition is scheduled. 

All required materials and video must be uploaded two (2) weeks prior to an audition. 

Audition Dates Information Session:
Attendance at one
session required.
Deadline to upload
application materials

Saturday February 18, 2023
(choice of AM or PM)

  • 10-11 a.m.
  • 1-2 p.m
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023,
(choice of AM or PM)
  • 10-11 a.m.
  • 1-2 p.m
Sunday, March 5, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023
(AM only)

  • 10-11 a.m.
Monday, March 6. 2023

Admissions decisions are based on a combination of artistic and academic merits. Decisions are released after all candidates have auditioned. 

Admissions Criteria

GPA & Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.3 (C+), no more than one failing grade in the previous year's work and no more than two failing grades in their overall coursework.

Completed Application, Fees & Required Documents

1. Complete the online application.

2. Pay your Application Fee: $95 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, $130 for international applicants. Application fees are non-refundable.

Payment Options

  • Online: Follow payment instructions at the end of the application.
  • Check or Money Order (through a U.S. bank): Make payable to "UNCSA" and include your full legal name. Mail your payment and fully legible name of the applicant to the Office of Admissions.
  • International Applicants: Use Flywire to pay your application fee online through an international bank or pay by check or money order through a U.S. bank as listed above.

3. Upload all Required Application Documents by your listed application deadline.

Please note: If applying to two different UNCSA art schools (Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts), a second completed application and second application fee will be required.