Audition and Interview Dates - NIU - School of Theatre and Dance

Audition and Interview Dates

Contact the School of Theatre and Dance to make an appointment to attend an audition, interview and/or portfolio review. PLEASE NOTE: There is a $40.00 audition fee payable in cash or check before or at the time of the audition except for those held on the NIU campus or at the Illinois High School Theatre Association festival.

Audition and Scholarship Interview Day-- (All degrees in Theatre and Dance)

February 15, 2016

Location: NIU Campus -- School of Theatre and Dance -
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Applicants to BFA in Acting, BFA in Design and Technology and BA in Theatre Studies programs: contact the school to obtain application forms and to schedule an audition, portfolio presentation, or interview. Appointments are required for auditions or portfolio reviews. Please call 815.753.1334 to reserve a time. Auditions will take place at Grant South, Tower A beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 5:00 p.m.

BFA in Acting applicants contact our recruitment office: 815.753.8278,

BFA in Design and Technology applicants contact Professor Tracy Nunnally: 815.753.9342,

BA in Theatre Studies applicants call Dr. Patricia Ridge: 815.753.8074,

NOTE: if a scholarship application is NOT being submitted, interviews and auditions can be scheduled at any of the other dates listed below or by appointment.

For BFA in Dance Performance location and requirements call Professor Judith Chitwood: 815.753.5503,

NOTE: The audition consists of a ballet class with modern and jazz dance combinations. There is no audition fee and application packets can be filled out that day. Proper dance attire is required.

Additional On-Campus Audition Days for BFA in Acting: Friday, March 18 and Friday, April 22nd

Off-Campus Auditions for the BFA Degree Programs in Theatre

ITA Auditions (preliminary) – Illinois High School Theatre Festival,
University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL
7-9 January 2016

Unified Auditions – New York
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC
23-24 January 2016

Unified Auditions – Chicago
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St., Chicago
8-10 February 2016 Tentative

Unified Auditions – Los Angeles
Westin Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles Airport
13-14 February 2016