I haven't lurked on this board in months, but decided to check things out this morning! Daughter is a Junior and still loves Millikin. Yes, they do "redirect" some students, but I don't think it's half. I know her roommate last year ended out in Vocal Preformance rather than MT. And when they redirect a student, I don't think they kick them out of the school. It's more like "I think your strengths like more in this direction than that one".
Last semester, Daughter took classes in directing and lighting, and has done some Stage Managing. She loves the support she gets from the other Theater students. And I love how helpful the staff is there. They have bent over backwards to answer any question I have, even to the point of returning phone calls from home.
Daughter is basically a dancer, and started off in all the top dance classes, even as a first-semester freshman. This worried me a bit. If she's that good, is she going to learn anything? The answer was YES! She says that classes "kick her butt", and her dancing has improved a lot!
Is it a top-tier school? No. It's not on the same level as CMU or CCM. But she's learning a lot, and is happy there.
If anyone is going to audition there, she is going to be one of the students that teaches the dance auditioin routine. Her name starts with an "S", and she's very tall.
who is back to the Univ of Michigan board, in the Engineering Dept!