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Acting  Master's


What is Acting at WVU like?


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 MFA 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 MFA student will perform in as many as six to eight main stage and multiple workshop productions in their three years at WVU.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: March 31

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What are the requirements to apply for Acting at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Acting graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Audition
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV

Additional application considerations:

  • The next admission term open will be for Fall 2024.

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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