The Theatre + Dance Program offers the following programs of study:

Bachelor of Arts

A liberal arts-based degree ideal for the student who wishes to pursue multiple interests in theatre and dance.  *A minor field of study is required with this degree program*

Bachelor of Fine Arts

A more intensive study for the budding professional: acceptance into the BFA program is earned through a process of application, interview and audition (performers) or portfolio submission (Design and Technology, Playwriting & Stage Management). The BFA degree requires active involvement in the department for a minimum of four semesters after acceptance into BFA candidacy. Some exceptions to this rule of residency may be made for transfer students. A minor field of study is not required with this degree program. BFA candidates’ choose a track prior to auditioning. 

Areas of Specialization include:


BFA Auditions/Interviews

  • BFA applications for the March 22-23 auditions are now closed. Check back for information regarding auditions for the Fall of 2019.

Auditions/Interviews Are By Appointment Only. No walk-ups, please.

To schedule an appointment, please submit an Audition/Interview Form no later than Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. E.S.T.

No late applications will be accepted for any reason.

Contact Jamey Strawn ( with any questions.

Any student admitted to NKU may declare the Theatre + Dance Bachelor of Arts degree as a major. For those wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the Theatre + Dance Program offers B.F.A. degrees with tracks in Acting, Dance, Theatre Design or Technology, Rock and Roll/Concert Technology, Musical Theatre, Playwriting, and Stage Management.

NKU Theatre + Dance will accept video auditions/presentations only by special arrangement. Meeting and speaking with candidates is a vital part of the assessment process.

It is helpful for students to demonstrate as much versatility as possible within the audition/interview. While we do not expect candidates to be polished theatre artists, we are eager to explore each applicant’s potential as a future theatre student.

BFA Audition Requirements


Please choose material in your own age and type range that showcases your specific strengths and individuality. Auditions will be timed. You will be stopped if you exceed time limits.

Designers/Technicians/Stage Managers

Please notify us ahead of time if you need computer/projection equipment for your presentation. A Windows laptop, projector, and screen will be provided.