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Admissions

We're excited to welcome you to the School of Theatre and Dance in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts and Media.

Undergraduate Admissions

Some bachelor degree majors in the School of Theatre and Dance require both an application through West Virginia University and an audition or portfolio submission.

Learn More about Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

  1. Apply to WVU

    Apply to West Virginia University online at graduateadmissions.wvu.edu/how-to-apply. This application will require you to upload your transcripts, resume, letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, and prompt you to pay an application fee.

  2. Auditions / Portfolios

    Submit the following information for the degree you are interested in:

    • MFA Acting: Complete the online application for the School of Theatre and Dance MFA Acting program, which asks you to identify where you will perform your audition. WVU attends the live URTA auditions in Philadelphia and Chicago as well as the online dates in January and February and the SETC Graduate Auditions. On-site auditions and interviews on the WVU campus in Morgantown, West Virginia, will be announced soon.

      Applicants who are not able to attend any of the above dates may submit an audition electronically. Applicants must also apply to and be accepted by the university before a formal offer into the program may be made. The GRE is not required for admission.

    • MFA Design and Technology Programs (Scenery Design and Technology, Costume Design and Technology, Lighting Design and Technology, and Technical Direction): We accept applications every year and admit students on a rolling basis. Acceptance is determined after an interview and portfolio review. Complete the online application for Design and Technology programs.


Assistantships and Financial Aid

Applicants may also apply to one of several fully funded Teachings Assistantships. Many students who do not have assistantships still receive financial support from the School in the form of tuition waivers. Applicants may also apply for financial aid through the WVU financial aid office.

International Applicants

International Applicants are required to submit qualifying TOEFL scores, and may be required to submit additional supporting documents. Learn more about the application process for international students.


Questions?

  • For information related to the MFA in Acting, contact Jessica Morgan, Associate Professor of Stage Movement and Director of Graduate Studies, at 304-293-6035 or via email at Jessica.Morgan2@mail.wvu.edu.
  • For information related to the MFA in Design and Technology programs, contact Steven Neuenschwander at 304-293-7088 or via email at  Steven.Neuenschwander@mail.wvu.edu.