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    Auditions & Interviews

    General Info

    Thank you so much for your interest in the Millikin School of Theatre and Dance.  This page was assembled to break down the multi-step process of applying to and auditioning for our BFA performance programs.  There is a lot of information to consume.  We ask that you read through this page carefully to become acquainted with all the steps leading up to the audition.  Should you have questions, there are links throughout the page that will enable you to contact our Audition/Interview Coordinator.

    Design & Production and Stage Management Interview Information and Requirements 

    Millikin does not require a pre-screen for students interviewing for our BFA programs in Design & Production and Stage Management.  For specific information on preparing for an interview for these BFA programs, please click the above "Interview Requirements " tab for more information.


    Acting and Musical Theatre Audition Information and Requirements 

    Millikin holds auditions by invitation only.  Auditions are granted through a pre-screen process on GetAcceptd.com. For specific information on pre-screen submissions and audition requirements for the BFA in Acting or Musical Theatre, please click the above "Audition Requirements" tab for more information.   

    Whenever possible, it is always the preference of our audition team to see auditions in person.  In-person auditions allow them to get a sense of an applicant's energy and personality, provides opportunities for interaction (including asking for adjustments on audition material if necessary), and offers the same conditions to all applicants by removing technical issues found in virtual auditions such as sound and video quality, lighting, internet speeds, software, editing, etc. from the final audition experience.     

    A typical on-campus audition day will begin with check-in at 8 am and conclude by 3:30 pm (the end time may vary based on the number of auditions scheduled that day).   

    Campus audition days are designed to give applicants an immersive experience into the Millikin campus culture and the opportunity to interview us to see if what Millikin has to offer aligns with their academic and career goals.   

    They include: 

    • A welcome session.  
    • An information/Q&A session for parents with the Director of the School of Theatre and Dance or the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.  
    • A tour of the Center for Theatre and Dance 
    • Campus and Theatre and Dance performance space tours. 
    • Lunch with current students 
    • Ample opportunities to have questions answered.