How to Apply

As You Like It, Costume Drawing, 2014

As You Like It, Costume Drawing, 2014

Grad Student Vectorworks Design Project, 2013

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Model, 2014

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Model, 2014

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Model, 2013

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 2013

A Flea in Her Ear, 2005

A Flea in Her Ear, 2005

A Flea in Her Ear, 2005

Kiss Me Kate, 2005

Victor/Victoria, 2001

Blood Brothers, 2004

Sweeney Todd, 2003

The Bacchae Trilogy, 2009

The Bacchae Trilogy, 2009

Titus Andronicus, 2008

Titus Andronicus, 2008

Mary Stuart, 2011

Mary Stuart, 2011

Mary Stuart, 2011

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

The Crucible, 2011

The Crucible, 2011

The Colored Museum, 2011

The Colored Museum, 2011

The Merchant of Venice, 2012

The Merchant of Venice, 2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2011

Waiting for Godot, 2011

Waiting for Godot, 2011

Dames at Sea, 2012

Dames at Sea, 2012

The Rose Tattoo, 2013

Spring Awakening, 2013

Spring Awakening, 2013

After Troy, 2013

After Troy, 2013

A Christmas Carol, 2013

A Christmas Carol, 2013

A Christmas Carol, 2013

Angels in America, 2014

Angels in America, 2014

Angels in America, 2014

Angels in America, 2014

As You Like It, 2014

As You Like It, 2014

As You Like It, 2014

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 2013

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 2013

Nickel Mines, 2014

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, 2014

Oge Agulué

 

MFA in Design Programs:

Introduction
MFA in Scene Design
MFA in Costume Design
MFA in Lighting Design
MFA in Sound Design
How to Apply

To apply to the M.F.A. program in Design, 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 either Scene, Costume, Lighting, or Sound Design.

The application deadline for those wishing to interview at the Irvine campus is March 1, but in order to be eligible for scholarships and other financial offers, we encourage you to apply by February 1.

For Design applicants, the GRE exam is not required. After we have received and processed your M.F.A. application, application fee, and portfolio, our design faculty will contact you, if you meet their initial criteria, regarding your interview time and location. 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 transcripts and recommendations is March 10th. Only persons who have submitted applications, application fees, and portfolios can be assigned an interview.

UCI participates in the U/RTA review process. Applicants to UCI do not have to participate in U/RTA, but if they do, faculty representatives will be interviewing U/RTA applicants at the following cities/dates in 2017:

  • Scene Design
    Chicago: Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • Costume Design
    Chicago: Thursday, January 26, Friday, January 27 & Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • Lighting Design
    Chicago: Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • Sound Design
    Chicago: Friday, January 27, 2017

Design portfolio reviews and interviews for U/RTA applicants may be scheduled via the web at http://www.urta.com, by email at Info@urta.com, or by phone at 212-221-1130.

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