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Application Information for Directing

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Financial Support

MFA students are offered a full financial package that covers all university tuition and insurance (health, dental, vision). Living expenses and other fees are not typically covered. For a more detailed description of the financial support package for MFA students, download the Financial Package Breakdown.

Materials that must be uploaded by January 8, 2019 include:

    ♦ Unofficial copies of transcripts/academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended,
upload transcripts.

    ♦ A minimum of three letters of recommendation (Waiver of Access to Letters of Recommendation and Letter of Recommendation Form. Preference is for online letters of recommendation. For the online letter of recommendation process, you must provide the email address of each recommender.

    ♦ Statement of purpose, on-line form.

You may upload your information at the following website: http://apply.grad.ucsd.edu.

You will be notified if a personal interview with the head of directing is to be scheduled. Each interview will be scheduled for approximately 30-45 minutes. We hope to gain an impression of your range of theatre skills, the scope of your imagination, your ability to analyze dramatic text, and your command of the theatre as an expressive medium. We also seek to determine your potential for growth and development as a director in the theatre.

In your interview, be prepared to discuss one play from the following: ANTIGIONE (Sophocles) or FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO (Kennedy). We will be interested in your ability to analyze text, conduct research, and create a theatrical presence on stage. It is our purpose to give you a chance to open your imaginative and conceptual abilities to us. Thus the central focus of your discussion will be upon how you envision your production.

You should feel free to present information about productions you have directed. While production photographs are very important, anything you wish to present that you feel will give us a clearer understanding of your work as a theatre artist and your potential for creative growth can be presented. Further, we hope that you will be prepared to suggest the areas of theatrical exploration that interest you and particular plays or theatre projects you have in mind for the future.

If you have questions about the application process or about the materials required of you, please contact Marybeth Ward at (858) 534-1046 or by e-mail at meward@ucsd.edu.

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If you have questions or would like more information about our Graduate programs, call the Graduate Coordinator, Marybeth Ward, at 858-534-1046 or email at meward@ucsd.edu.

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