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 Apply to Millikin. There is no fee to apply.

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.  

The School of Theatre and Dance will be offering in-person auditions on campus and in Chicago.  We will also offer Live Virtual auditions via the GetAcceptd Audition Room.  Applicants who have passed the pre-screen process may choose the method that best suits their needs and schedule their audition accordingly.  In most cases, our live virtual auditions will take place on the same days as our on-campus auditions.  Please refer to the schedule below for details.  

Campus audition days are designed to give applicants an immersive experience into the Millikin campus culture. They include a welcome session, an information session for parents with the Director of the School of Theatre and Dance or the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, campus and Theatre and Dance performance space tours, lunch with current students, and ample opportunities to have questions answered.  The on-campus audition day is an opportunity for applicants to interview us to see if what Millikin has to offer aligns with their academic and career goals.  For this reason, we always recommend that students attend an on-campus audition whenever possible. 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).  

For those who are unable to make the journey to our campus, we offer our Chicago auditions and the Live Virtual auditions conducted via the GetAcceptd Audition Room.  Our Chicago auditions are condensed into 4-hour blocks and our Live Virtual auditions are scheduled by specific appointment times.  All auditions, regardless of their location or delivery, are given the same level of attention and consideration. 

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. 

Audition Dates and Pre-screen Submission Deadlines

Live Virtual Auditions Only 

Friday, November 12, 2021 – (pre-screen materials deadline is October 22, 2021)

On-Campus & Live Virtual Auditions

Monday, January 17, 2022 - (pre-screen materials deadline is November 30, 2021)  
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - (prescreen materials deadline is December 30, 2021)
Monday, February 21, 2022 - (prescreen materials deadline is December 30, 2021)
Friday, March 25, 2022 - (prescreen materials deadline is February 1, 2022)
Saturday, March 26, 2022 - (prescreen materials deadline is February 1, 2022)

Chicago Auditions/Interviews

Saturday, February 5, 2022 - (prescreen materials deadline is November 30, 2021)
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - (prescreen materials deadline is November 30, 2021)

For more detailed information about our Chicago Auditions, please visit our Chicago Auditions page.

International Student Applications

The application and audition process for international students differs slightly from that of US citizens.  For information on how to apply and audition, please visit our International Student Auditions page.  

All questions may be directed to our Audition and Interview Coordinator.


** This page was updated September 13, 2021**

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