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
Friday,  January 20, 2023
Monday, February 20, 2023
Friday, April 7, 2023

Please email to request an audition appointment and for audition requirements. 

National Unified Auditions
New York City - Pearl Studios - Sunday, January 29, 2023
Chicago - Palmer House Hilton - Monday, February 6 - Thursday, February 9, 2023
Los Angeles - Westin Los Angeles Airport Saturday, February 11, 2023

Please email to request an audition appointment and for audition requirements. 

Virtual Auditions
Please email for a private appointment and audition requirements. 

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 Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Deadline for virtual applications: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Our 2023 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-Oles

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
Assistant Professor Marc Macaranas, Head of Dance

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;