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BFA in Interarts Performance

Application deadline : December 1

  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
  2. Request an official copy of your transcript from your high school.
  3. Send test scores directly to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor:
  4. 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.
COVID-19 Impacts

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.