Schedule An Audition
An in-person audition is
required for all applicants to the MFA Acting program. Applicants must audition on one of our scheduled audition dates and videotaped auditions cannot be considered. Visit our Audition and Interview page
to view dates and to sign up for an audition. More information about the audition process is included below.
Apply online using the DePaul Application.
Application & Audition Fees
The DePaul University application fee is $25 (credit or debit card) an is paid when completing the online application. The Theatre School’s audition fee is $40 (credit or debit card) and is separate from the application fee. The audition fee must be paid when making your audition reservation to confirm your appointment.
Have an official copy of your academic transcript from every undergraduate college or university you have attended mailed to The Theatre School Admissions Office.
Letters of Recommendation
Request three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your desire to attend The Theatre School. You must use the online recommendation tool through the DePaul Application.
A photograph is required for identification purposes. Any photograph is acceptable provided it looks like you. A professional headshot is not required. Please bring your photo with you to your audition.
Submit a resume listing your theatrical experience and/or any related experience (employment, internships, activities, etc.). You must upload your resume when submitting the online DePaul Application.
The GRE is NOT required for admissions consideration.
All of your application materials must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to your audition date or January 15, whichever date is earlier.
Application Status Check
To check the status of your application materials call The Theatre School Admissions Office at (773)325-7999. Please allow at least three weeks from the time you send in your materials before requesting a status check.
All application materials (except transcripts) must be uploaded through the online DePaul Application.
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
The Theatre School Admissions Office
2350 N. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-8422