Auditions and Interviews

Theatre Design & Production, B.F.A.

Audition and Interview Information 

All BFA programs in the School of Theatre and Dance require an audition or interview for consideration.  Prior to scheduling an audition or interview, students must first apply to and be accepted by the Millikin University Office of Admission. Students may apply to Millikin using the Common App or through our website at There is no fee to apply. 




    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 visit our Interview Requirements page. 


    Acting and Musical Theatre Audition Information and Requirements 

    Millikin holds auditions by invitation only.  Auditions are granted through a pre-screen process on For specific information on pre-screen submissions and audition requirements for the BFA in Acting or Musical Theatre, please visit our Audition Requirements page.   

    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.