Additional Information & Resources for Prospective Transfer Students
Start Here for UGA Transfer Information
Everything you need to know about applying to UGA, transferring credits, deadlines, new student events, etc. is at https://transfer.uga.edu.
Office of Transfer Advising:
This section has pre-transfer advising, planning worksheet, recommendations for transfer students like transfer mentors, UNIV 2302: Success for Transfer Students, and more.
Theatre Classes, Film Studies Classes, and Transfer Credit
First, check the transfer equivalency page here.
If Admissions has confirmed that your classes will count for credit at UGA, they often come in looking like "THEA 2TXX," “FILM 1TXX,” and the like. That means they are not necessarily direct equivalent to our classes, and our department would need to evaluate those syllabi. If classes are not on the transfer equivalency page, that doesn't mean they won't count in some way -- they just haven't been evaluated yet since people come from many different schools inside and outside of Georgia.
Once you know these can come in as UGA credits, we can evaluate your theatre-specific courses to see if we can offer equivalent credit for them or not. Keep in mind that we can accept up to 15 hours of equivalent credit towards major requirements. Non-equivalent credit can count towards your overall hours to graduation (and often in area 6 fine arts), though.
Send film studies syllabi to email@example.com for evaluation.
If you need credits evaluated for other departments, you can contact the departments directly and also use this form if needed.
Auditions or Applications for Our Majors Are Not Required
No additional application, portfolio or audition is needed to major in theatre at UGA or any of the areas of emphasis. The musical theatre certificate program (added to the major) does require an audition, which will happen in the first few weeks of classes. Auditions for UGA Theatre productions occur within the first two weeks of classes in fall, and during October for spring. Individual student-run groups have a variety of audition and participation plans.
General Questions About Our Programs
Visit our undergraduate program pages and contact Dina Canup, student support and outreach coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your particular questions and especially around the time of your UGA orientation and advising, to check in about what you need to know as an incoming transfer student.
We have had many transfer students from many colleges over the years – and they tend to thrive in our program! We want to make you feel very welcome in the Fine Arts Building!