Admission to our graduate programs requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution with a major in theatre or equivalent training and experience. Incoming students who are deficient in areas of performance, design, history, theory, or dramatic literature will be expected to make-up their deficiencies with appropriate undergraduate courses.
All candidates should, at minimum, have had undergraduate courses in the following areas:
- One course in Acting and Directing
- Two courses in Costuming, Lighting, Scenic Design, or Stagecraft
- Three courses in Theatre History, Theory, or Dramatic Literature (With a minimum of one course in Theatre History and one course in Dramatic Literature)
Participation as a member of a crew, participation in a production, or involvement in "practicum courses" will not be considered an adequate substitute for these requirements. However, you will not be required to repeat a course if it can be clearly demonstrated that you have acquired knowledge of a subject through practical experience at a professional level.