If you are seriously interested in a career in the theater and entertainment industry, the Department of Drama in VPA offers you the chance to nurture your creative abilities through an unparalleled combination of teaching professionals, diverse performance and staging opportunities, and excellent facilities.

A musical theater class in the Department of Drama led by Professor Marie Kemp

As a student in the department, you will experience an exciting professional environment that fosters creative growth and prepares you to accept the challenges of a demanding but immensely rewarding profession. Because Syracuse is a major research university, you also have the opportunity to explore such areas as fine arts, literature and humanities, and the social sciences.

An audition or portfolio is required for all students applying to the Department of Drama. Students are responsible for submitting their audition or portfolio in person or online.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Common Application has recently integrated with SlideRoom for online submission of auditions and portfolios.  Our Common Application form refers to the audition and/or portfolio as the "Arts Supplement."  By checking "yes" when asked if you wish to submit an "Arts Supplement" you will be directed to SlideRoom and your submission will be linked to your application