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The Master of Fine Arts in Acting at WVU is an intensive three-year course of study. The School of Theatre and Dance accepts a limited number of students to the program once every three years. The small class size promotes a high level of individual attention and creates an intimate and strong ensemble. We are a process-oriented program, providing an environment conducive to risk-taking and experimentation. The M.F.A. acting students are the core of the casting pool for five to six main stage productions as well as up to ten workshop and second-stage productions per year. A typical M.F.A. student will perform in as many as six to eight main stage and multiple workshop productions in their three years at WVU.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation

Additional Application Information

Please note that the MFA Acting program will not be accepting applications until Fall 2020.

Please contact the program coordinator to schedule an audition and interview.

Program Application Test Requirements

Please contact the program coordinator to schedule an audition and interview.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

3/31 **Please note: the Acting MFA program is NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS until Fall 2020.**

Spring Deadline


Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

National Association of the Schools of Theatre

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