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Auditions for BFA – Design & Production

Applicants must have completed the Common Application, aArtistic Profile, been invited for an interview and have paid the interview fee prior to the interview. Interviews are conducted at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. At each interview session, there is an opportunity to learn more about the program and for parents and prospective students to ask questions.

 

Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement: Upload a short essay describing reasons for choosing a career in theatre and training at Michigan. This may include goals, professional ambitions, and ideas about the field itself. It should not be more than two double-spaced typed pages.

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Interview

  • Resumé and photo: Bring a typed resume that includes all creative experience including previous theatre experience and training, letters of recommendation from drama and art teachers, or production supervisors. Bring a photo with a good likeness of yourself.

  • Portfolio: Since the BFA is a comprehensive design and production degree, your interview portfolio should include examples of all of your visually creative pursuits as well as any stage management work, i.e., drawing, painting, photography, doodles, graphics, crafts, theatrical design in any area - include preparation materials as well as photos of outcome, anything that demonstrates your creative self. If applicable, bring one or two stage management production books that show your organizational strategies, blocking, cueing, communications from rehearsal or performance to others on the team.

  • Brief personal statement: Bring a short essay describing reasons for choosing a career in theatre and training at Michigan. This may include goals, professional ambitions and ideas about the field itself.  It should not be more than two double-spaced typed pages.

  • Interview: Be prepared for a short conversation with the design and stage management faculty. Be ready to discuss your previous creative work, shows on which you've worked, the kind of performing arts you enjoy and why, and performing arts that you've seen or studied. It is important to be relaxed, honest, direct and yourself.

Audition Schedule and Application Deadline Dates

General Undergraduate Audition Information

School of Music, Theatre & Dance Undergraduate Admissions

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