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.

2021–22 Acting & Musical Theatre Auditions

  • Friday, December 11, 2020 (Master Class)                  
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 (Audition)
  • Saturday, January 16, 2021  (Audition)
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021  (Audition)
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021  (Audition)
  • Friday, February 12, 2021 (Master Class)                   
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021 (Audition)
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021  (Audition)

CMT – October 9-11, 2020
CAP – November 12-15, 2020
Moonifieds – November 17-24, 2020

2021–22 Dance Auditions

Audition submissions for the Dance Program will be through Your dance submissions will include a self-taped video of a brief ballet barre and four set video clips of combinations that you will learn, tape and submit. These videos include a ballet adagio, ballet petite allegro, modern combination and jazz combination. Optional virtual Master Classes will also be offered by the faculty. 

  • Friday, November 6, 2020 (Master Class)
  • Friday, January 22, 2021 (Master Class)
  • Friday, February 19, 2020 (Master Class)

2021–22 Design/Technology/Stage Management Admission Interviews

Sunday, January 17, 2021          

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

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


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