BFA in Interarts Performance
Application deadline : December 1
- Submit a completed Common Application or Coalition Application. During the application process, you'll submit a portfolio through Slideroom.
Keep in mind:
- College Search: University of Michigan
- U-M College or School to which you are applying: Interarts Performance
- Portfolio: Answer "Yes" and follow prompts
- Program of Study: Interarts Performance BFA
- Recommenders: 1 Counselor (Coalition App) OR 1 School Report (Common App), 1 Academic Teacher, and 1 Art/Design Teacher
- Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school.
- Send test scores directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
- Schedule an audition with the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
At your audition, you will be asked to present a short (2-4 minute) performance piece that demonstrates your own area of performance skill or interest, (puppetry, dance, animal impersonations, martial art, etc…). You may also be asked to improvise a short biographical monologue, e.g., "What I like/dislike about riding bicycles."
You should be prepared with the following items on your scheduled audition date:
- Résumé: a typed résumé that includes your previous art and theatre experience and training. Include any dance or music background in addition to roles performed.
- Bring a photo (black and white or color) with a good likeness.
- Brief personal statement: Bring to the audition/interview a short essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages) describing reasons for choosing the Interarts Performance program. This may include goals, professional ambitions, and ideas about the field itself.
Your high school experience has been impacted by COVID-19 in unprecedented ways. The University of Michigan has adjusted application requirements to address these impacts. Highlights include:
- Students will not be disadvantaged if they received pass/fail, credit/no credit, or other COVID-related grades during the winter/spring/summer 2019-20 and fall 2020 semesters.
- We will consider any impacted student who would like to apply, regardless of ability to sit for the SAT1 or ACT tests.
- The inability to provide AP test scores will not impact the review of an application.
- Letters of recommendation can come from someone other than a teacher (assuming that they are not your relative). This might include a community based organization educator or academic support program professional.
Questions? Contact the Stamps Admissions Team.