Theatre Studies Admission Requirements

AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017:

1. Apply for admission online at http://admissions.psu.edu. STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY TO THE THEATRE B.A. DEGREE. Priority consideration for freshmen admission to University Park is given to complete applications filed by November 30. 

2. Upload the required materials. Students who are interested in the theatre studies option will not schedule an audition, but will still be required to upload their materials including the essay or five pages of original dialogue (if interested in playwriting).

Theatre Studies:
- Headshot
- Resume
- Essay (Essay prompt will be provided when you upload your materials)
NO IN-PERSON AUDITION REQUIRED FOR THE OPTION IN THEATRE STUDIES. YOUR REVIEW WILL BE BASED ON YOUR UPLOADED MATERIALS.

Essay:

  • Select one significant theatre artist of the 19th or 20 century (playwright, actor, director, choreographer, etc). Write a well-researched (minimum 5 sources, only 2 of which can be on-line) document of 3-5 pages in length, describing the contribution(s) of your chosen artist to the world and to the world of the theatre.Please be aware that grammar, spelling, and punctuation are important. Your paper should include citations of your sources for all quoted or paraphrased material.Please use the MLA citation method. (You can Google "MLA Citation" and "MLA parenthetical citation" to find this on-line free of charge.) Your introduction should include an explanation of why you chose this artist to research.

UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS
 

 

Logo for United Scenic Artists

 

Logo for Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Contact Us

Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255

Email: theatre@psu.edu

Website: http://www.theatre.psu.edu