Interview and Audition Days

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

BFA Acting Audition Dates

On Campus Dates
Monday, February 21, 2022 
Friday, March 25, 2022

Virtual Dates
Friday, January 28, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022

Unified Dates and Locations
New York City Unified Auditions - Virtual Auditions Only - January 29-30, 2022
Chicago Unified Auditions - Virtual Auditions Only - February 7-10, 2022
Anaheim Unified Auditions - Virtual Auditions Only - February 12, 2022

If none of these days work for your schedule, we can offer you a private audition. Contact with your request. 


Dance Talent Scholarship Application Information

  • On campus auditions will be held Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Deadline for virtual applications: Monday, February 21, 2022
Our 2022 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

More NIU Scholarships
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NIU Financial Aid

Area Contact Information

BFA in Acting 
Bethany Mangum

MFA in Acting  
Professor Alexander Gelman

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;