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Threepenny Opera

Applying to the Department of Theatre of Jordan College of the Arts

When applying to the Jordan College of the Arts as an incoming first year applicant, students are required to submit the following materials:

  • Academic Application to Butler University or Common Application
  • Theatre Checklist items, including a headshot or photo
  • Select an Audition Date
  • High School Transcript
  • College Transcript (Transfer Only)
  • Writing Sample
  • ACT/SAT Scores

Important Application Deadlines

November 1: Early Action

February 1: Regular Decision

To access the application for admission, please click here.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance may come from several sources. Merit scholarships and talent awards are offered to students who demonstrate a strong record of academic excellence in high school or display promise in the performing arts. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid website to learn more about financial aid options.

For questions or additional information, contact Amy Barnes, Associate Director of Recruitment, Jordan College of the Arts at 317-940-9656 or



2018-2019 date coming soon!


All audition/interviews completed prior to February 24 are considered for a Jordan College of the Arts Award. If possible, please attend our on-campus auditions so you can get to know our students and facilities on the beautiful Butler campus. If you are unable to come to Indianapolis for your audition, we are pleased to announce we will auditioning students all over, see above for Regional Auditon dates and locations. 

On Campus Audition Day Information

The on-campus audition day includes a morning of informative meetings for auditioners and their families who will meet with the Chair of Theatre and a panel of current Butler Theatre Majors. After the meetings, auditioners taking a 50 minute class similar to what a Butler First Year Theatre major would take. Please wear comfortable movement clothing.

The lunch hour is free for families to enjoy lunch on the Butler campus.

Monologue and/or portfolio presentations and interviews with Theatre faculty are scheduled individually throughout the afternoon.