How to Apply

To apply to the M.F.A. program in Acting a completed application and $105.00 fee ($125.00 for international applicants) is required. All graduate applications are submitted electronically and must be supported by appropriate academic transcripts (one official transcript per college/university attended) and three letters of recommendation. Transcripts must be submitted via mail to the department at the following address: University of California, Irvine, Department of Drama, 249 Drama, Irvine, CA 92697-2775; letters of recommendation can be submitted via mail to the same address or be submitted online.

Please be sure to specify on the online application your "Specific Area of Interest" as Acting.

For Acting applicants, the GRE exam is not required. After we have received and processed your M.F.A. application and application fee, we will contact you regarding the city and time of your audition/interview starting in December through January in the order in which we received your application. If you move after you submit your application, it is important that you notify our office with your new address and phone number. The deadline for submission of transcripts (one official copy per college/university attended) and recommendations is March 10th. Headshots and resumes can be either mailed to the Drama Department or brought with you to the audition. Only persons who have submitted applications and fees will be assigned an audition/interview time.

Please know that if you are also applying for a application fee waiver that this will add to the processing time of your application and delay the speed at which you hear from our department to schedule your audition.

For those international applicants that are required to take the TOEFL test to measure English language proficiency, a minimum score of 80 is considered passing. To be eligible to receive a teaching assistantship, a minimum score on the speaking portion of 26 is required. For more information, please visit the Graduate Division website.

Find out more:

:: Apply Electronically
:: Graduate Division website
:: Graduate Housing
:: Financial Aid
:: Drama Department Brochure
:: English Proficiency Information for International Applicants