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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 below)
  • 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.

Learn About Us

Arts Day

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. Our next ARTS Day will be September 2021.

Virtual Student Panels

The Third Thursday of every month, October-March.

Current theatre students will be available on Zoom to answer questions about student life in the Theatre Department. Sign up for a panel >


Senior Interview Days

Online Senior Audition Interviews
Saturday, October 24, 2020 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, November 21, 2020 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Choose "Online Audition Interviews" on the questionnaire after you have completed the Department Admission Supplement.

Theatre Day

Friday, February 5, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

A series of online events! Tour the theatre department, visit classes, and meet students. The schedule will be flexible. Senior audition interview slots will also be available. Join when you can! Choose "Theatre Day" on the questionnaire after you have completed the Department Admission Supplement.

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.