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Auditions for BFA in Performance – Directing

Applicants must have completed the Common Application, created an Artistic Profile, and been invited for an interview. Inteviews are conducted at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, and in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. At each interview session, there is an opportunity to learn more about the program and for parents and prospective students to ask questions.


Interview Components

1. Résumé and photo: Bring a typed résumé that includes previous theatre experience and training. Bring a photo with a good likeness of yourself.

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

3. Documentation: Bring any notebooks, playbills, reviews, photographs that may give a fuller picture of your theatre experience. Bring at least one letter of recommendation from a theatre teacher or professional who has worked with you.




It is especially important that the items above are clearly and articulately presented.

Interview:  Be prepared for a short conversation with the interviewer.  This will include a discussion of your previous theatre work, and your goals.  It is important to be relaxed, honest, direct, and yourself.

Applicants attending the Ann Arbor interviews will also be required to participate in a short voice and an improvisation workshop along with acting applicants.

Applicants attending the regional interviews may also be required to have a follow-up telephone interview with the Head of Directing.

Audition Schedule and Application Deadline Dates

General Undergraduate Audition Information

School of Music, Theatre & Dance Undergraduate Admissions

UM Undergraduate Admissions

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