School of Theater

Our mission is to nurture citizen-artists with the agency to realize their dreams and transform the world.

As one of the preeminent theater training programs in the country, we are dedicated to the development of new voices and new forms. The training we provide is designed to educate the whole person and to prepare fully equipped theater artists to enter and transform the field.

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If you wish to speak to a counselor for useful information on assembling a portfolio for admission, more information about our program, or for general questions about the application process, please email, or call (661) 255-1050.

A live audition is required as part of the MFA Acting application process.  General Auditions are held each year on our campus near Los Angeles, in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.  We also participate in the U/RTA auditions in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.  It is recommended to apply in advance of U/RTA audition dates.

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