Audition and Portfolio Requirements

To apply to Interlochen Arts Academy, you must complete an application form and submit your artistic work for review. Applications will ask for your information, a student and parent response, admissions documents, and recommendations. Each major has different audition or portfolio requirements—please read the instructions carefully before starting the process.

This is your opportunity to shine and show your passion. We want to see your best work, but we're not expecting perfection. More than anything, we're looking for potential. 

You can submit your audition or portfolio materials online. Our application page gives further instructions on how to upload your files.

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International students have additional requirements, which may include English Proficiency testing results and translated transcripts.

Information for International Students

You can also apply for financial assistance during the application process.

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Audition/Portfolio Requirements by Major:

Creative Writing


Film & New Media

Interdisciplinary Arts


Theatre - Acting 

Theatre - Musical Theatre

Theatre - Design & Production

Visual Arts