Application & Review

For all graduate programs within the Department of Dramatic Arts, you must be admitted both by the department’s graduate admissions committee and by the admissions office of the graduate school. Occasionally very talented applicants are not admitted if their undergraduate grades do not meet minimum graduate admissions standards.

Your first step is to schedule an interview/portfolio review with Sarita Fellows, Professor of Costume Design Program.  Please email her at to schedule an interview.  If you receive a “call back” at one of the U/RTA auditions sites, this interview will take place at that time.

The second step is to submit a personal letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of your transcripts directly to Professor Sarita Fellows, Department of Dramatic Arts Unit 1127, Storrs, CT, 06269-1127. You can also email this information directly to

If your application is successful with the department admissions committee, then it will be time to submit your formal application (including fee) plus official transcripts and (where applicable) TOEFL scores to the University of Connecticut Graduate School. GRE test scores are not required.  This procedure helps you in two ways. First, it prevents unnecessary paperwork, and second, it will save you the cost of the application fee in case the department does not extend an invitation to join the MFA training program.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Professor Sarita Fellows by email or call the main office at (860) 486-2281 or email