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  Mason Gross School of the Arts 2004-2006 Graduate Programs in Theater Arts Admission  


Admission to the M.F.A. degree program in theater arts is based on transcripts of previous academic records, three letters of recommendation, a 200- to 500-word statement of purpose, and the following additional requirements:

Acting.  An audition consisting of two monologues, one classical and one contemporary (not to exceed a total of five minutes), and an interview. In addition to the application fee, there is a $50 fee for the audition.

Design and Costume Technology . An interview and presentation of a portfolio containing renderings, production photographs, drafting, light plots and production books, and any nontheatrical works that demonstrate artistic aptitude.

Directing.  A picture, résumé, and copies of recent reviews. Send all of the above to the graduate program director. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 is preferred. An interview may be required.

Playwriting.  Two or more scripts should be sent to the graduate program director. Be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.

Stage Management.  In addition to the interview, prospective stage managers should present production prompt books, samples, or drafting and/or lighting plots, and any other material that demonstrates the applicant`s theater background.

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