How To Apply - Undergraduate Dance

  1. Apply to Wayne State University online - Wayne State University Online Application
    • Submit your completed application, official transcripts and application fee as directed.
  2. Audition/Interview for the Department of Theatre and Dance -  Audition and Interview information
    • To major in programs offered by the Department of Theatre and Dance, you must be accepted as a regular student by the university and also be accepted into the Department of Theatre and Dance through a successful audition.
    • Register for one of our upcoming auditions - Audition/Interview Registration Form
    • During your audition/interview, you will be assessed for technique level placement. Upon acceptance, your faculty adviser will use the technique placement results when advising you about the appropriate courses for the school year.

How To Apply - Graduate Theatre and Dance

  1. Apply to Wayne State University online - Wayne State University Graduate Online Application
  2. Interview for the Department of Theatre and Dance - MA Teaching Artistry information                      *An interview (in-person or skype) will be required for selected applicants.

Freshman Orientation

Once you are admitted to Wayne State University, you will receive an invitation to participate in an orientation program for incoming freshmen.  Presentations at orientation will provide information about all aspects of student life at Wayne State.  You will also meet with your academic advisor and register gor your first semester classes.  By the end of the orientation day, you should have everything taken care of to begin your college career.  Orientation is required for in-coming freshmen.

Transfer Orientation

Once you are admitted, you will receive an invitation to participate in an orientation program for transfer students. We urge you to attend. During your orientation session, the orientation team will provide you with a great deal of useful information about how things work at WSU and you will meet with your academic advisor, James Fortune, to register for classes.

Feel free to seek advising from James Fortune as soon as possible to discuss your educational goals and get the best advice about your actual course plan. We urge you to seek advising in your major department even before you transfer to Wayne State so that you can determine the courses that you will need and may even avoid any overlap with courses taken before coming to Wayne State.

International students only: 

Most international students are required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For more information about requirements for international students, go to The Office of International Students and Scholars or direct your questions to:

Office of International Students and Scholars
416 Welcome Center
42 W. Warren
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-3422 Fax: 313-577-2962

Deadline for applications is generally mid-January and admission decisions are usually made by mid-March.

Applications are accepted, however, until all openings are filled.

High School Dual Enrollment

The Concurrent Admission/High School Dual Enrollment Program allows you to supplement your education by pursuing college coursework while you're still in high school. Visit the Dual enrollment page for more information.

Dance Audition Registration Form