How to Apply

Application deadlines

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature – January 15
  • M.F.A. in Playwriting – February 1
  • M.F.A. in Acting or Directing – rolling deadline. Acting and Directing candidates should not complete the IU application until a formal offer has been made.
  • M.F.A. in Scenic Design, Theatre Technology, Lighting Design, and Costume Design – rolling deadline.  Applications will be accepted until all openings have been filled. Applicants to the programs in Theatre Design and Technology should submit the University Graduate School online application within one week of their initial interview.
  • All international applicants – December 1

Individual programs may also require additional supplementary material, auditions, or interviews. Please see the section pertaining to your area of interest for details on application procedure.