Entrance Examinations and Assessment in Theatre Academy

Entrance examinations

Once the eligibility of applicants and their advance assignments have been assessed, those who proceed to the next stage will receive an invitation by email. Those who have been eliminated based on application criteria and advance assignments will also be notified via e-mail.

Theatre Academy’s entrance examinations will take place both in distant and in Helsinki in the Academy facilities at Haapaniemenkatu 6 and Lintulahdenkatu 3 (for Lighting Design and Sound Design).

Applicants are eliminated during entrance examinations.

As the entrance examinations of various programmes will partly coincide, you must decide which entrance examination you plan to take in case you are applying to several different programmes.

Depending on the number of applicants, not all examinations may take place on the date given.

On request, you are to prove your identity at the entrance examinations.

Applicants taking an entrance examination while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be asked to leave.

Pandemic situation

If the pandemic situation so requires, the student selections planned for on-site will be converted into remote tests. In this case, there might be some changes in the timetables mentioned above.
Any changes caused by the pandemic situation will be available later, on 16 March 2021 at the latest.


Applicants take part in the entrance exams in their own responsibility. Theatre Academy is neither responsible for possible accidents during the examinations nor for applicants’ personal belongings.

Assessment criteria

The programmes define their own assessment criteria, which can be found in the programmes’ admissions guides. The applicants’ overall performance is compared to other applicants. Applicants’ previous Theatre Academy auditions are not taken into account.