Applying to Theatre

First time applicants to the University of Victoria will need to submit their application and supporting Theatre application documents using the online UVic applicaton system.

Current or returning students will need to apply to the Theatre program through My UVic Application using the pre-existing NetLink ID and passphrase. 

The application portal opens on September 1 of every year for the January 31 application deadline. After January 31, late applications will be accepted until April 15, 2024. Applications received after January 31 will not be assessed a late application fee. [updated January 29, 2024]


Supporting Theatre application documents (required)

To apply to the Theatre Major program, you will also need to submit a supplemental application that includes the following supporting documents:

  • A resume: An outline of previous theatre training and experiences, as well as non-theatre related volunteer activities, awards, honours, hobbies and interests.
  • A one-page essay: What life experiences lead you to Theatre and how has Theatre helped you deal with those experiences? (updated June 2022).

Important instructions: The online application system allows you to submit your UVic application after you have filled in the required questions and completed payment. You can save, return, and edit your information any time prior to submitting it. Supporting documents can be uploaded anytime in the application process – as long as they are received before the January 31 deadline. Updated or revised documents can be re-uploaded by requesting this option within the application.


  • High School students with a current course average of 85% or higher will be offered a conditional acceptance, pending submission of their supporting documents by January 31 and their final grades.
  • Transfer students may need to take first-year UVic Theatre requirements before progressing to the second year of the program in any focus area.

Portfolio examples (optional)

You may also choose to submit portfolio examples of their work. This is not required, however, any work that you submit may enhance your application.

Digital examples of a portfolio may include:

  • digital recording of acting scene or monologue (link to YouTube or Vimeo post)
  • documentation of drawings, paintings or sculptural work (JPG for uploading or link to image viewing websites like Flicker or Google Photos)
  • applied theatre workshop or lesson plan (PDF for uploading)
  • stage manager's prompt script (PDF for uploading)
  • photographs of sewing projects (JPG for uploading or link to image viewing website)
  • directorial concept for a play, either previously directed or as you would like to direct it. (PDF for uploading)

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