Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Auditions and Interviews

Wright State University is a dynamic training ground for career success in the performing arts, focused exclusively on undergraduate students. The department conducts a selective admissions process, including auditions and interviews*, for its academic programs for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). Prospective students must complete the department’s own admission application and audition/interview process, as well as the university’s undergraduate admission application.

To learn more about admissions, auditions, interviews, scholarships, and degree requirements, please visit our programs to find the one that suits your talents and interests.

Schedule an Audition

Candidates must schedule an audition and submit materials at least two weeks in advance on the B.F.A. Admission and Scholarship Application (PDF). Candidates scheduling an audition for Dance must complete the B.F.A. Dance Admission and Scholarship Application (PDF). Candidates scheduling an interview for Design/Technology/Stage Management must complete the B.F.A. Design/Technology Admission and Scholarship Application (PDF).

Any student auditioning/interviewing for a BFA program must pay an audition fee of $25.00. This includes all audition/interview locations. Payment is only available online.

Call Victoria Oleen at 937-775-3072 if you have any questions.

Pre-screening Option

Applicants may choose to be pre-screened for Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance via Accept’d. Design/Technology students can submit digital art and design portfolios there, as well.

Though we encourage you to consider pre-screening, the online audition is optional and intended to help prospective students avoid unnecessary travel and be most efficient in their college selection process. You may still choose to audition in person without this screening.

Direct Application Option

You can also apply directly to Wright State University. Please select an audition date directly through our department.

2022–23 Acting & Musical Theatre Auditions

  • Friday, November 12, 2021 (Master Class)
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 (Audition)
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 (Acceptd Virtual Audition)
  • Sunday, January 23, 2022 (Audition)
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 (Acceptd Virtual Audition)
  • Friday, February 18, 2022 (Master Class)
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 (Audition)

2022–23 Dance Auditions

2022-2023 Audition submissions for the Dance Program will be in-person for all that are able. Dance auditions will consist of one of the following: Friday Master Class of both ballet and modern, or Saturday audition of a ballet barre followed by learning a short combination from each of the three disciplines: ballet, modern and jazz. 

  • Friday, November 12, 2021 (Master Class and Audition)         
  • Friday, January 21, 2022 (Master Class and Audition)                  
  • Friday, February 18, 2022 (Master Class)                                                  
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 (Audition)

2021–22 Design/Technology/Stage Management Admission Interviews

Sunday, January 23, 2022        

Design/Technology/Stage Management Interviews are also available by appointment if the pre-arranged dates are not possible for the applicant. Contact Victoria Oleen to schedule.

*No auditions or interviews are required for Motion Pictures and Theatre Studies programs.


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