There is no additional admission requirement or application process for the theatre program or the music program beyond acceptance into the University; any student may pursue a Theatre Arts degree. Some upper-level theatre courses are offered on a permission of instructor basis.
Music minors are required to complete four semesters in one of USI's music ensembles. Students must audition to become members of the Jazz Band, the Chamber Choir and the Women's Choir.
Prospective Theatre Arts majors are encouraged to audition and interview for talent scholarships in the spring of their senior year in high school.