Undergraduate Admission

Admission to the Department of Theatre requires being accepted to both Miami University and to the Department.

First-year and Transfer Admission | Change of Major or Relocation from Regionals

First-year and Transfer Admission

  1. Apply to Miami University
    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). If you are a first-year student wishing to double major, please list theatre FIRST on your application. This will make sure you are in our records and qualify you for department-only scholarships, as well as special admission based on talent.
  2. Complete a Supplemental Application to the Department of Theatre
    Complete the Department of Theatre Supplemental Application to tell us about your work in theatre, your interests, and to schedule a time to complete an theatre admissions audition/interview. You may complete this form either before or after you complete your Miami University application.
  3. Complete an Admission Audition/Interview
    The admission audition/interview allows us to gauge your individual talents and your potential as creative artists. It is also is used for Department of Theatre scholarship consideration. You'll be prompted to schedule an interview time after you submit your departmental application. You'll be given these options:
    • Attend Arts Day, Theatre Day, Interview Day, or Dinner and a Show Night
      Visit our campus on one of these days for your audition interview. Arts Day is held in September, Interview Days on select Saturdays, and Theatre Day in February. [see sidebar]
    • Schedule an individual interview and tour.
      Contact us to arrange an individual tour of the theatre department, drop in on classes and meet some of our current students one-on-one.
    • Send in interview materials by mail
      We've teamed up with Acceptd, a web-based service that allows you to submit audition and interview materials to us digitally.
    • State and National Auditions
      We take part in the audition programs at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, Ohio Thespians Conference, Indiana Thespians Conference, International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE, and at SETC. Auditioning or showing your portfolio at one of these events qualifies as your admission audition/interview.

What to prepare for your audition/interview »

Scholarships and financial aid

Department of Theatre scholarships for incoming students are awarded based on materials presented through the Admission Audition/Interview. Everyone who interviews is eligible for theatre department scholarships. 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 for CCA Scholars is mid-November, and only students who have completed their audition/interview by this time will be considered.

Change of Major or Relocation from Regionals

  1. Complete a Department of Theatre Application Form.
    On the application, you will be asked to schedule an admissions audition/interview required of all majors.
  2. Complete the Admissions Audition/Interview

What to prepare for your audition/interview »

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