Interview and Audition Days

Contact the School of Theatre and Dance to make an appointment to attend an audition, interview and/or portfolio review.

Virtual Undergraduate Interview and Audition Day
(All degrees in Theatre and Dance)

Monday, February 15, 2021

Location: NIU Campus - School of Theatre and Dance (Directions and Campus Maps)

Applicants to BFA in Acting, BFA in Design and Technology, and BA in Theatre Studies programs contact the school (contact information for each individual area below) to schedule an audition, portfolio presentation, or interview. Appointments are required for auditions or portfolio reviews. Auditions and interviews will take place virtually beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m.

Additional (Virtual) On-campus Audition Dates

Monday, February 8, 2021 (For Acting)
Friday, March 5, 2021 (For Design and Technology, Theatre Studies, and Acting)
Friday, April 16, 2021 (For Design and Technology, Theatre Studies, and Acting)

Dance Talent Scholarship Application Information

Video applications due Saturday, February 27, 2021
Our 2021 NIU Dance Scholarship Requirements video outlines the requirements for your submission
Fill out and submit your Scholarship Application
If you haven't done so, be sure to Apply to NIU

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NIU Financial Aid

Area Head Contact Information

BFA in Acting 
Professor Stanton Davis

MFA in Acting  
Professor Patricia Skarbinski

BFA in Design and Technology 
Professor Tracy Nunnally

BA in Theatre Studies
Professor Tracy Nunnally

BFA in Dance Performance
Professor Judith Chitwood

MFA in Acting 2022 Auditions

NIU will be recruiting a new class of MFA in acting graduates in the spring of 2022 for acceptance into the program for the fall of 2022. NIU recruits on campus and at URTA unified auditions. Audition dates, times and information will be available fall of 2021. NIU also hosts two on campus callback weekends. Callback auditions are by invitation only. Further information on callback weekends will be available fall of 2021.

Contact Us

For more information about academic programs or productions: 

Office: 815-753-1334
Fax: 815-753-8415

Box Office: 815-753-1600;