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Apply & Audition for OU Helmerich School of Drama

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Below you will find basic information about what we expect from an audition, portfolio review, or interview. All students must audition or interview on campus in order to be officially accepted into the OU School of Drama.

Please read the following check-list to ensure that your application procedure goes as smoothly as possible.

Application Check-list

  • Apply to the University of Oklahoma. An application form is available by calling 405-325-2251 or click here. You will not be officially admitted into the OU Helmerich School of Drama until the University of Oklahoma has formally accepted you.
  • Apply to the School of Drama. An application can be found online on GetAcceptd. The application is for both School of Drama admission and for Drama scholarships. In order to reserve an audition time, we must receive the application by February 1st, 2020, or one week prior to your audition date.
  • Fill out the University of Oklahoma financial aid packet. These forms are available online or by calling OU Financial Aid 405-325-4521. You must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the web and send this information to the University of Oklahoma to qualify for any OU scholarships. To learn more about OU scholarships for incoming freshman, visit
  • Contact the OU Prospective Student Services Office at 405-325-2151 or 1-800-234-6868 for more information and to schedule a campus tour.
  • Contact OU Student Housing Office at 405-325-2511.
  • Please review the undergraduate degree requirements, which may be viewed here.
  • If you have any questions about the application procedures of the Helmerich School of Drama, please feel free to contact the Drama Recruitment Office at 405-325-0546.

Auditions & Recruiting Events

The University of Oklahoma preliminary auditions and interviews are held at regional thespian conferences throughout the country. To reserve an audition/interview time, please call the Helmerich School of Drama office at 405-325-0546 or email

   • Audition I - November 2
   • Audition II - February 15
   • Audition III - March 7

   • Texas Educational Theatre Assoc. (TETA):
       Sept. 26-29
   • North Texas Drama Auditions, Plano:
       Nov. 21
   • Booker T. Washington Senior Showcase:
       Nov. 22 - 23
   • Greater Houston Auditions (HSPVA):
       Nov. 24
   • Greater San Antonio Auditions:
       Nov. 25
   • Colorado State Thespians:
       Dec. 3 - 5   
   • New York Unifieds:
       January 18 - 19
   • Chicago Unifieds:
       Feb. 3 - 6
   • Georgia Thespians, Columbus:
       Feb. 6 - 8
   • Los Angeles Unifieds:
       Feb. 9-10
   • KCACTF Region 6 Festival:
       Feb. 24 - 27
    • International Thespians Festival:
       June 22 - 27