Your interview gives us the opportunity to evaluate your work and to determine if you would be compatible with our program. Central Michigan University's Department of Theatre and Dance looks for students that display potential for a professional design or theatre tech career. We seek students that are self-driven, imaginative, motivated and talented.
Theatre Talent Scholarships
Any student interviewing for the BFA Design/Tech program will automatically be considered for a Theatre Talent Scholarship
. There is no need to complete the separate registration form for that event, which takes place concurrently.
Interview Preparation and Requirements
We are aware that opportunities to gain production experience and training are uncommon in some areas, and this will be considered in our admissions decision. Registration is required as the first step.
Prepare a list of your previous experiences in the field, noting the position you held or the role you played in the production, including stage manager, set/lighting/costume design and construction, light/soundboard, run crew, properties, etc.
Prepare a list of any educational experiences you may have had in any of the design/tech-related areas noted above.
Be prepared to discuss your interests and goals, and why you'd like to be a part of the program.
You may submit any pertinent documentation in advance as part of the Interview registration process.
If you haven't already done so, please apply for admission to CMU at apply.cmich.edu. Preference is given for CMU Merit Scholarships to students who apply before December 1.
Schedule for BFA Design/Tech Interview and Scholarship Competition