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Performing Arts Technology Auditions & Interviews

Rackham Graduate Requirements and Dates

There are two components to complete to apply to the MA in Media Arts:

  1. U-M application to the Rackham Graduate School
  2. an artistic profile for the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance (SMTD)

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended must be submitted. An earned degree transcript demonstrating a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.6 from an accredited baccalaureate institution is required.
  • A written statement of purpose, of what the student intends to accomplish through graduate study in the media arts.
  • Recommendations from at least three persons able to evaluate your potential for graduate study in media arts.
  • All international applicants whose native language is not English must submit a score from an English proficiency examination. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the IELTS, or the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score must be submitted with their application and admission materials. The School requires a minimum qualifying score of 6 on the IELTS exam, a minimum qualifying score of 88 on the TOEFL exam, or a minimum qualifying score of 82 on the MELAB exam.

Artistic Profile Requirements-upload a portfolio of representative creative work

  • Upload a portfolio of your best work in any medium. This is pivotal in establishing artistic and academic potential. Examples of portfolio pieces include original electro-acoustic compositions, slides of paintings, interactive art, video, a website, or software. Please upload your portfolio (often 3-5 works) using the link below.


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Upon evaluation of all these admissions materials, applicants may be invited to an audition/interview with members of the program faculty. Music and engineering proficiency examinations will be administered at that time.

General Rackham Graduate Audition and Interview Information



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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower