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Admissions

Application for admission into the MFA in Acting program requires an Audition and formal Application.

Due to ongoing public health concerns posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delayed further recruiting for the MFA Acting Program. Our next recruiting cycle will begin in January 2023 for students to begin classes in September 2023.

Audition

Live auditions will be held annually in January through the University/Regional Theatre Association’s (URTA) national cooperative platform in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Auditions are held exclusively through URTA and the program does not offer private auditions.

Apply at: urta.com

Prospective students do not need to submit an application to The Graduate School until after URTA auditions have completed.

Application

Following auditions, prospective students will be asked to formally apply online through The Graduate School by March 16.

Please include:

  • Transcripts evidencing an earned undergraduate degree in theatre or a related discipline.
  • Resume and/or portfolio documenting at least two years of professional experience as an actor.
  • Written application articulating your artistic vision for the theatre.

For further information, please contact the Theatre Office at Sarah.Gitenstein@northwestern.edu