Admission to the Department of Dance is contingent on acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Apply online at: apply.wisconsin.edu
For information on admission to the MFA in Performing Arts: Dance, the Early Childhood through Adolescence teacher certification program and the Somatics Minor, please click on their respective links on the right.
Passing the dance entrance audition is required for entrance into the Dance BA, both the Dance BFA Contemporary and Africa & the Diaspora Tracks, and the Inter-Arts Dual Discipline Track. Auditions are typically scheduled four times a year on Saturdays. If unsuccessful, students may re-audition, but are limited to auditioning twice per academic year. Further information concerning the admission requirements and upcoming audition dates may be obtained by calling the Dance Office at 414-229-2571.
Transfer students must complete a minimum of half of the required dance credits while in residence at UWM in order to graduate. The exact total is available upon admission to the program. Transcript evaluation by a dance advisor is required before placement into dance major courses.
However, if a student has been admitted to another institution’s dance program, cannot attend the required entrance audition, and wishes to attend UW-Milwaukee’s Dance Program instead, the following materials must be submitted for dance faculty consideration:
- Work Sample DVD or URLs: must include 5-10 minutes of technique class, and 2-3 minutes of performance/choreography (solo preferred). URLs should be included in the Online Survey (see below); DVDs must be submitted to the Dance Office in Mitchell 345.
- Online Survey that collects a variety of information, including a Statement of Purpose (why are you choosing to pursue dance at UW-Milwaukee), your Contact Information, Educational and Artistic History, and Work Sample Descriptions. Access here.
- College transcripts (unofficial is fine) if transferring from another university and copy of the admission letter if available.
All video applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and must be submitted by July 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission. The entrance audition is required to be considered for Dance Incoming Student Scholarship.