MFA Design & Tech Application

For all Design 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 the program head of your area of interest.

Costume Design: Sarita Fellows
Scenic Design: Alexander Woodward
Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski
Technical Direction: Edward Weingart 

If you receive a “call back” at one of the URTA auditions sites, this interview will take place at that time. However, you are welcome to call the department (860-486-2281) to schedule an on-campus interview at a mutually convenient time.

If your application is successful with the department admissions committee, then you can submit your formal UConn 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.

Again, to schedule an interview/portfolio review appointment with the Department, or if you have any questions, please call (860) 486-2281 or email