Admission to the BA in Theatre (BA Honours) program is based both on academic performance and artistic merit. Academic admissibility is assessed by York University, while artistic merit is evaluated by the Department of Theatre. Therefore, the application to the Theatre program is a two-step process..
Applications to this program are accepted for Fall (September) entry only.
You may apply to more than one AMPD program; however you must apply separately to each one.
Step 1: Apply to York University
If you are currently enrolled full-time in an Ontario high-school, contact your guidance office to apply for admission to York University’s Theatre (BA Honours) program.
International applicants are also encouraged to visit York University’s website for international students.
For application deadlines please visit York University’s Deadlines for Undergraduate Study.
Current York University students interested in transferring to the program should contact the Department of Theatre directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Step 2: Complete the Supplementary Evaluation
In addition to applying for admission to York through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) or York University’s Application, applicants to the Theatre program must complete a Supplementary Evaluation.
Once you have received your York Reference Number from the Office of Admissions, you may proceed to the Supplementary Evaluation website. If you are applying to more than one AMPD program, you must complete a separate Supplementary Evaluation for each one.
The following AMPD programs do not require a Supplementary Evaluation:
- Cinema & Media Arts – Cinema and Media Studies (BA)
- Digital Media
- Visual Art & Art History – Art History (BA)
Theatre Supplementary Evaluation
The Supplementary Evaluation for the Theatre program includes a questionnaire, an on-campus evaluation and optional references.
The questionnaire is intended to help us learn about your academic and artistic background, interests and goals as they relate to our Theatre program.
A $60 CAD evaluation fee is required to submit your questionnaire. You will then be able to proceed with the evaluation.
The on-campus evaluation appointment will consist of your audition/presentation, followed by a brief personal interview and a writing exercise. You will also have the opportunity to attend an information session, chat with our current students, and take a tour of our Theatre facilities.
You will be required to bring a recent photo to your on-campus evaluation. Wallet/passport size is sufficient; professional headshots are not required.
You will have the opportunity to upload your reference letters via the Supplementary Evaluation website or you may bring them with you to your on-campus evaluation.
An on-campus evaluation is a key component of our program. We strongly encourage all our applicants to attend an in-person evaluation on campus as it offers you the most extensive and engaged experience. However, if a distance of more than 400km away from York University, or other extenuating circumstances preclude you from coming to campus, you may arrange for an online evaluation at that time.
We encourage you to submit your supplementary evaluation as early as possible to be considered for an early offer of admission.
Have questions about the supplementary evaluation for this program? Ask us at email@example.com.
- If you haven’t already, visit the York campus or AMPD for a tour of our facilities.
- Check out our public events and performances taking place throughout the season.
- Make sure all your documents arrive before the deadline.
- Check your application status.
Do you have questions about the application process? Want to know more about our programs and your next steps? Ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for Scholarships & Awards
York University and the AMPD offer an array of scholarships, awards and bursaries for incoming students.
AMPD Talent Entrance Scholarships of $1000 are available every year to reward audition or evaluation excellence. Scholarships, awards and bursaries are available based on academic performance or by application. For detailed information on these opportunities, visit York University’s Scholarships & Financial Aid website and AMPD’s Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries website.
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