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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Arts must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre or a related field with an overall and major minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average from an accredited school. Preparation for the program, in addition to theatre courses might also include coursework in art and music history, photography and design. In addition, applicants are expected to have practical experience in theatre as an actor, director, playwright or designer. Students who do not meet these requirements are welcome to discuss their options for admissions with the graduate advisor.
  • Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computer based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5.
  • All applicants must interview with the chairperson, and may be asked for an audition. Admission to the program is for the Fall semester only. The Graduate Admissions Office and the Department of Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management must give approval for all potential students in this program.
  • All applicants must submit a Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study.
  • Submit two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation from theatre instructors or professionals familiar with the applicant’s theatre training and work. Recommendations must address the applicant’s potential in the profession and ability to complete a graduate program.
  • Students admitted to this program are reviewed by the Department of Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management after completion of one year of study (18 credits), and must be invited by the faculty to continue the program. Criteria for maintaining matriculation in the program include an acceptable grade point average, along with evidence of seriousness and professionalism about the course of study. Students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination on classical and modern plays at the end of their first year.

    Send application materials to:

    Graduate Admissions
    LIU Post
    Admissions Processing Center
    P.O. Box 805
    Randolph, MA 02368-0805

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Performers, Directors: Audition and interview
  • Designers, Stage Managers: Portfolio review and interview
  • Theory and history focus: Writing sample & interview