The Department of Theater & Performance Studies does not admit students directly to its program; all undergraduate applications are handled centrally by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Students who wish to highlight their extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts—art practice, dance, music and theater—may submit an Arts Portfolio. These materials are entirely optional and will be reviewed at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the fine arts faculty.

Please read the instructions thoroughly:

  • Arts Portfolio General Info
  • Arts Portfolio in Dance
  • Arts Portfolio in Theater and Performance Studies


    Both video submissions and live auditions require submission of the Common Application by the advanced arts deadlines:

    October 15, 2018 (Restrictive Early Action)
    December 1, 2018 (Regular Decision)
    March 15, 2019 (Transfer Applications)

    For questions regarding the TAPS Arts Portfolio, please contact the TAPS Student Services Officer, Katie Dooling, at kdooling@stanford.edu

    For general information regarding undergraduate admission, please visit the Stanford Undergraduate Admission page at http://admission.stanford.edu

    Live auditions are available (and strongly encouraged) for those submitting portfolios in Theater and Performance Studies. Live audition will take place on two dates:

    October 20, 2018 (Restrictive Early Action)
    December 15, 2018 (Regular Decision)

    To schedule your live audition, please complete the TAPS Arts Supplement Scheduling form. (Live auditions for transfer applicants are scheduled by appointment. Please email kdooling@stanford.edu.)