Theatre and Dance
    115 Rowand-Johnson Hall, Box 870239, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Theatre, MFA
 
Official Concentration(s)*: Acting, Arts Management, Costume Design and Production, Design and Technical Production, Directing, Stage Management.

 
Program Director(s): Randy deCelle, (205) 348-6253
Application Contact: Nancy Calvert, (205) 348-5283
Sharron Skipper, (205) 348-5283
Application Deadline: Varies by speciality
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.
*A concentration is an officially approved program of study that will appear on your transcript. You may select a concentration (if available) during the application process.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Required.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test ScoresNo admission test score required.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing SampleThree writing or marketing samples are required for the applicants in Arts Management Concentration.
PortfolioPortfolio review including résumé is required for concentrations in Costume Design and Production and Design and Technical Production. It needs to show evidence of both technical and design abilities. Digital portfolio or links to website should be submitted before interview or application.
InterviewA personal interview (either at a conference or on campus) is necessary for applicants in these concentrations: Arts Management, Costume Design and Production, Design and Technical Production, Design, Production, Directing, Stage Management.
AuditionApplicants in the Acting concentration need to arrange an appointment for audition.

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