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Drama School in the world

Film School ranked 14 in country

Film School in the nation

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All applicants must submit an application, application fee ($95 for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents; $130 for International Applicants), along with required documentation. Applicants must audition or interview with arts faculty. Admission is based upon artistic talent, academic achievement and potential.

Applications for the fall of 2016 Are OPEN! (click here for application deadlines)

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Audition and Interview Dates by Department

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If you have already started/completed an online application, use your Application ID and PIN number to access you application information online.

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Application Instructions

Click on any of the links below to view the detailed application process for the specified education level:

High School Application Instructions

Undergraduate Application Instructions

Graduate Application Instructions

How Will I know if I've been Accepted?

The Office of Admissions will mail admission decision letters after the applicant has completed the application process and auditioned or interviewed, except in the case of applicants to the School of Drama. Applicants to the School of Drama will be notified after all auditions have been fully conducted.

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