Theatre Graduate Admissions

Application to the University


Those seeking admission must submit the following to the Virginia Tech Graduate School:

1. A completed, signed application to the Graduate School
2. Official transcripts of all college-level work
3. Three letters of recommendation

Graduate admission tests (GRE, etc.) are not required.

At the Program Level

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the director of the program area of interest to discuss the program before applying. Contact information is available on each program page as well as on Faculty and Staff page. In addition, each program area may have additional requirements, and an on-campus interview and visit is strongly encouraged. We believe it is important to see the program first-hand and to meet current students and faculty.

Program Application Deadline:  January 15. While the Graduate School at Virginia Tech will accept applications until July 1 for entrance in the following Fall term, the School of Performing Arts generally makes its admissions decisions by early April.  For full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by January 15.

In general, each applicant should forward the following to the director of your program area of interest:

1.     Cover letter;
2.     Statement of personal philosophy of theatre and career goals; and
3.     Resume.

In addition, for the MFA program in Directing and Public Dialogue, please also include a wish list of plays and/or projects you would one day like to undertake.

Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Successful candidates will exhibit an appropriate level of experience indicating the desire and ability to complete the degree requirements and to thrive in a self-directed environment.






Graduate Program Director: Robert Leonard

Graduate Program Coordinator: Michelle Raines

Our Mailing Address:
School of Performing Arts
250 Henderson Hall East (0141)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-5335

To make a gift to the School of Performing Arts visit the link below. Designate your gift to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Once you select the College a secondary field will open and you may then designate the School of Performing Arts.

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