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The Millikin School of Theatre & Dance is a nationally-recognized program offering conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education. Our approach to education, known as Performance Learning, offers a comprehensive integration of theory and practice with the added component of collaboration with third-party stakeholders. Through these collaborations, our students gain valuable insight into their chosen field which helps prepare them for professional success.
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BFA – Musical Theatre
BFA – Acting
BFA – Design and Production
BFA – Stage Management
BA – Theatre and Performance Studies
Application, Admission, Audition/Interview Process
All BFA programs in the School of Theatre & 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 www.millikin.edu/apply. There is no fee to apply.
Please note: The Common App can take 2-4 weeks to reach us. The Millikin application is submitted directly to our Office of Admission.
Auditions are offered by invitation only through a pre-screen process here on GetAcceptd. Applicants who have been admitted to Millikin will receive an access code in their admission packet that will enable them to upload their pre-screen materials. Those who receive an invitation to audition for our program will be prompted to login to GetAcceptd and schedule their audition using the GetAcceptd scheduling app.
The BFA programs in Stage Management and Design and Production do not require pre-screens. Applicants seeking entrance to these programs may contact us to schedule an interview immediately upon acceptance by our Office of Admission.
The School of Theatre and Dance will be offering in-person auditions on campus and in Chicago. For those who are unable to travel to audition in-person, we will also offer Live Virtual auditions through the GetAcceptd Audition Room. Please refer to the information below about audition dates, and pre-screen deadlines. Audition appointments fill quickly so we recommend submitting your materials early. Questions may be directed to email@example.com
Live Virtual Auditions
Saturday, December 10, 2022 – (pre-screen materials deadline is November 11, 2022)
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - (pre-screen materials deadline is December 30, 2022)
On-Campus In-Person Auditions
Friday, November 11, 2022 - (pre-screen materials deadline is October 21, 2022)
Monday, January 16, 2023 - (pre-screen materials deadline is November 30, 2022)
Monday, February 20, 2023 - (prescreen materials deadline is December 30, 2022)
Chicago Auditions (in-person)
Saturday, February 4, 2023 – (prescreen materials deadline is November 30, 2022)
Sunday, February 5, 2023 – (prescreen materials deadline is November 30, 2022)
*Pre-screen materials will be viewed in the order in which they are received, and our audition team will make every effort to render a decision at least 2 weeks prior to the next scheduled audition date.
Millikin participates in the Common Musical Theatre Prescreen program.
Applicants may elect to submit materials following the Common Prescreen guidelines or by using the Millikin Audition Requirements.
The Millikin University Office of Admission is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. The review of those applications will begin in mid-September and will continue on a rolling basis. The admission process typically takes 2-4 weeks from the time all of your application materials have been received and admission packets, including decision letters, are sent via US mail.