​​We're very pleased that you are considering joining one of our programs.  The Department of Theatre and Dance is a growing, vibrant and passionate community of dedicated and creative individuals, with a long history.  Our graduates are engaged professionally across the nation in all manner of endeavors, and many reach out regularly to tell us of their latest accomplishments and explorations.  

If we can assist you or answer any questions, please contact us by phone at 989-774-7710 or by email at TandD@cmich.edu

Program information

There are many reasons that our program is attractive to students and the following links will provide you with helpful information:

Visits and Tours

The Enrollment Process

Prospective students begin by applying for admission to the university.  Here's a step-by-step guide to applying and getting started with financial aid.  We recommend applying early (before December, if possible), for the best merit scholarship opportunities.


Our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs are competitive, requiring an audition/interview, while other theatre degrees we offer are open to any admitted CMU student.  All students will need to apply for admission to Central Michigan University.  Below are additional details.

  • BFA Acting: An audition is required.  If you missed our audition days for 2020, please contact us to see if another option is available. 
  • BFA Design/Technical Theatre: An interview is required.  If you missed our audition days for 2020, please contact us to see if another option is available. 
  • BFA Music Theatre: Auditions for the Fall of 2020 have already taken place.  Please contact us to look into options for entering a related program and we can schedule an audition for the coming year.   
  • BA/BS/BAA Theatre and Dance MinorAny student in good academic standing at CMU may declare a major in Theatre and Interpretation. Majors can be signed during orientation or by a CMU advisor at any time, however, signing as a freshman is recommended.  


In addition to the CMU academic scholarship offerings available to new students who apply in time for consideration, the Theatre and Dance Department also offers our own scholarships.  

  • Special Talent Scholarships:  Students auditioning/interviewing for a BFA program are automatically considered for these scholarships, and an audition is also held each year for students in other Theatre and Dance programs.  
  • Donor Scholarships:  Additional scholarships are provided by individual supporters of CMU Theatre and Dance.  These scholarships are reserved for current theatre students who've demonstrated their passion, motivation, and skills through their participation in productions and related activities.

Life on Campus

For a summary of the terrific opportunities awaiting you as a Chippewa, visit our Life on Campus web page.