How to Apply

To apply to the M.F.A. program in Stage Management 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), three letters of recommendation, and stage management resume. 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; and stage management resumes can be submitted via mail to the address below or by email.

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

For Stage Management applicants, the GRE exam is not required. After we have received and processed your M.F.A. application and application fee, our stage management faculty will contact you, if you meet their initial criteria, regarding the city and time of your audition/interview. 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 submitting your application and fee is no later than two weeks prior to the city/date that you desire for your audition/interview; interview cities/dates are listed below. The deadline for transcripts and recommendations is March 10th. Only persons who have submitted applications, fees, and stage management resumes can be assigned an audition/interview time.

Please be sure to contact the Drama Office if you haven't heard from us within three weeks of submitting your application.

A faculty representative will be interviewing both direct applicants and U/RTA applicants at the following cities/dates in 2018:

  • New York City: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Chicago: Saturday, January 27, 2018

*Those wishing to interview at the Irvine campus should apply no later than February 1.

Stage Management interviews for U/RTA applicants may be accessed via the web at, requested by email at, or by phone at 212-221-1130.

Interview location will be provided at time of scheduling your interview time.

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