Academic Departments

Academic Departments

Admission to Yale School of Drama is only for full-time graduate study beginning in the fall term. There is no rolling admission. There is no summer session. Transfer or part-time students are not accepted. The School of Drama Admissions Committee carefully evaluates all applications, and admission decisions are determined by April.

Applications for admission must be received by the following dates:

  • December 1:   Directing, Playwriting  
  • January 2:   Acting
  • January 15:  Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
  • February 1:   Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, Theater Management, Technical Internship Certificate and Special Research Fellow
  • February 15:   Financial Aid applications for U.S. citizens and international applicants.

Application Fees

  • $110 - All departments; Special Student status; Special Research Fellow
  • $50 - Technical Internship Certificate

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) GENERAL TEST

  • Must be taken by December
  • Departments:  Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production and Theater Managment

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)

  • Must be taken by December
  • Required of an applicant whose first language is not English

Acting

Design

Sound Design

Directing

Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

Playwriting

Stage Management

Technical Design and Production

Theater Management

Technical Internship Certificate Program