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Graduate Admission

​All new MFA students begin in the fall quarter; the application process begins the fall of the year before you would enroll. All required application materials must be received by the program’s application deadline in order for you to be considered for admission to the program.

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Admissions Timeline

December 15: Application deadline for MFA Directing and MFA Arts Leadership
February 1: Application deadline for MFA Acting

All decisions are communicated electronically in mid-March with an April 15 response deadline. Decisions cannot be communicated over the phone. Only applicants who have completed all admission requirements will be considered for admission.

How to Apply

Each program has a different application process and different application material requirements. Click on a program below to view a checklist of what you will need in order to apply:

MFA Acting
MFA Arts Leadership
MFA Directing

The Theatre School admits a diverse population of students and encourages applicants inclusive of all gender and sexual identities and expressions, including their intersection with racial and ethnic identities, as well as the multiplicity of identities in our ever-evolving society. For more on our commitment to diversity and inclusion, read our diversity action statement.

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