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Theatre & Drama Academy

2/9/2021 – Important Update!
Due to university COVID-19 restrictions, the MPulse Theatre & Drama Academy will be held online for the Summer of 2021.

Applications are now closed for the 2021 MPulse Theatre & Drama Academy. Please check back in Fall 2021 for more information regarding MPulse 2022.

The Theatre & Drama Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to work with some of America’s best professional theatre artists/teachers at the new, and state-of-the-art, Walgreen Drama Center on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. Students interested in performance receive a well-rounded, intensive experience that will give them preparation for a college career in the theatre.

U-M Faculty Director: Assistant Professor Malcolm Tulip

Session Dates: June 27–July 10, 2021
Tuition: $1,900

Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline: February 28, 2021
Priority Admissions Notification: March 1, 2021

Please check back in Fall 2021 for more information regarding MPulse 2022.


*Sample Schedule – MPulse Theatre & Drama Academy (In Person)

*Please note the above sample schedule is for an in-person version of the MPulse Theatre & Drama Academy. A sample schedule for an online version of the program will be posted in the near future.


Merit Awards
MPulse awards a limited number of scholarships to extremely talented students based on Faculty discretion. Consideration for these scholarships is automatic for applications received by the application deadline.

Need-Based Awards
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:

  • Monthly Expenses
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • Statement of Need

Watson Scholarship
In the spirit of the life of a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School (1942) and Michigan physician, the Watson A. Young Scholarship promotes academic excellence and college aspiration among students with financial need. These need-based scholarships support middle and high school students’ participation in summer opportunities at U-M that seek to develop students’ interests and abilities in academic disciplines and expose students to the experiences and possibilities provided by higher education.

Application open to Michigan residents only.
Apply for a Watson Scholarship

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes
Office of Engagement & Outreach-Youth & Adult Programs
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Stearns Building │ 2005 Baits Drive │ Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 936-2660
Email: mpulse@umich.edu