Admission

Your Degree Your Way

Theatre at Miami

Practice what you love most in theatre, explore new interests, and make theatre that makes a difference.

Our liberal arts approach helps you become a smarter and more successful theatre artist, with a strategic edge in the job market. We believe in thriving artists, not starving artists.

Double major, add a minor, study abroad. All are ways for you to make your degree uniquely yours.

To become a major

Step 1: Apply to Miami
Complete the First-Year Common Application or Transfer Application. Indicate THEATRE (FA86) as your intended college major (or the major you wish to transfer into if completing the Transfer Student application).

Step 2: Submit a Theatre Department admission supplement form. You may complete this form either before or after you complete your Miami University application.

Step 3: Schedule and complete your audition interview. You'll be prompted to schedule a time after you submit your departmental admission supplement form. Your options will be:

  • Attending one of our admission events (see sidebar)
  • Scheduling a time on your own to visit campus
  • Submitting materials electronically
  • Participating in the college audition program at the Ohio or Indiana Thespian Festival, the International Thespian Festival, or the Illinois High School Theatre Festival

If you are a current Miami student changing majors or relocating from the Regionals, follow steps 2 and 3 above.

Theatre Admission Events 2019-20

Arts Day

Saturday, September 21, 2019
for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Explore the arts at Miami alongside art, music, architecture, and interior design students. Meet theatre faculty, staff and students; see our facilities; and attend some workshops. Register for Arts Day

Audition Interview Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019
For high school seniors and for transfer students who have applied to Miami, or current Miami students looking to add a theatre major

Audition Interviews only, no other events. Register by choosing a date on your Department Application. You may also interview at either Arts Day or Theatre Day.

Dinner and a Show Night

Saturday, November 23, 2019
for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Pizza, conversation, and a performance of Qui Nguyen's She Kills Monsters. Audition Interview appointments 4-6pm, Dinner and Show 6-9pm! Register for Dinner and a Show

Theatre Day

Friday, February 7, 2020
for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Meet the faculty, staff, and students; visit our facilities; attend workshops and classes! Register for Theatre Day

Timelines for Scholarship Consideration

Department of Theatre scholarships for incoming students are awarded based on materials presented in the University application, the departmental admissions supplement, and the audition interview.

PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN to those students who complete their interview by March 1. More on scholarships »

The Department may also send forward names of promising students to be designated as College of Creative Arts (CCA) Scholars. This may increase your eligibility for more substantial University scholarships.

The first round of consideration is mid-November, and only students who have completed their audition/interview by this time will be considered.

Graduate Admission

We are not currently accepting applications for our Graduate Program.