MFA Design & Technical Application & Review

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 Professor Edward Weingart. If you receive a “call back” at one of the U/RTA 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.

The second step is to submit a personal letter of application plus all letters of recommendation and test scores directly to Professor Edward Weingart, Department of Dramatic Arts Unit 1127, Storrs, CT, 06269-1127.

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 and 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