Admission to the program is highly competitive and is based on an application and audition process. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited and approved institution. The degree does not need to be in theatre. International students are welcome to apply to the MFA program; please visit our FAQs page for important information regarding your transcripts. We do not participate in U/RTA auditions, you must apply directly to our program.
Questions? Visit our FAQs page.
ADMISSION AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Brooke Novak in the program's production of THE COUNTRY WIFE, directed by Ray Chambers. Photo by J.T. MacMillan
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Please click here to access the online application.
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INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS please visit our FAQs page. If you are having problems, please call USD Graduate Admissions at 619-260-4524.
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The audition consists of two, two-minute contrasting monologues, one Shakespeare and one contemporary. Additional monologues may be requested at the time of your audition. No singing or dance auditions. Further audition information will be given when we contact you to make an appointment.
During recruitment season, if you have questions about your appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org