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Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (Acting) Application Process

The Theatre Graduate Program IS NOT accepting applications for MFA (Acting) students entering the program in autumn 2024. The program will recruit its next class for autumn 2025.

Acting Faculty

Application Process

Step 1

The first step in our application process is to audition for our faculty. Do not apply to the MFA program until after you have auditioned. We audition prospective students at all three URTA auditions and on campus.

Applicants should be prepared to present an audition according to the URTA guidelines for acting auditions. Furthermore, applicants should be prepared to demonstrate additional skills and to receive direction. We are particularly interested in the presentation of any material created by the actor.

Step 2

If the acting faculty are considering you for admission, they will invite you to complete the Ohio State Graduate School Application. Include the following materials with the application:

  • Statement of purpose articulating your interests and goals
  • Current CV or resume
  • Head shot
  • Three letters of reference
  • One official copy of transcripts or record of marks for each university-level school attended, including English translation of any foreign documents
  • Proof of English proficiency for international applicants or U.S. applicants whose native language is not English

The GRE is NOT required for admission to this program unless the applicant's undergraduate GPA is less than a 3.0 or if the 4-year undergraduate degree is not from an accredited institution.


All application materials must be received by March 15th.

If you have any questions about the process or need additional information, please contact the External Relations Coordinator.

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