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Graduate Admissions Process

The Department of Theatre Arts accepts applications for Fall admission only, with applications being accepted December 1 through June 1. Admission to any of the three graduate programs in the Department of Theatre Arts at California State University, Long Beach is a two-part process that requires application to and acceptance by both the University and the Department of Theatre Arts. As such, applicants must complete two, individual applications (or three for the concurrent MBA/MFA). For admission criteria, please visit the CSULB graduate application and admission requirements pages.

For all other admission procedures, follow procedure for your specific discipline:

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts – Option in Acting

The MFA in Acting is a two-year, cohort program for which new graduate actors are admitted every other Fall. We are now accepting applications for enrollment beginning Fall 2016. This program is designed for mid-career professionals interested in pedagogy (teaching). Applicant must have 10 years minimum, professional experience. All applicants must complete two, individual applications:

1. First, please file the Department of Theatre Arts / California Repertory Company Application. The process of filing will provide further details on departmental procedures and important supplemental materials, including:

All supplemental materials should be emailed to Theatre Arts Admissions or mailed to:

MFA (Acting) Admissions
Department of Theatre Arts
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

2. If you think our MFA in Acting (pedagogy) may be the right next step for your life in art, the application for Graduate Admission to the University is available online through CSUMentor (www.csumentor.edu). Along with your online application, you must submit one set of official transcripts, from every college or university you have attended. Official transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope to:

Enrollment Services/Admissions
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

Please be aware that transmission of transcripts can be a lengthy process and failure to submit transcripts in a timely manner will result in a delayed review of your application.

Any other questions? If you have questions or concerns about applying to the Department of Theatre Arts, please feel to contact our graduate advisor, Josh Nathan.

 

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Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts – Option in Design: Scenery / Costume / Lighting Design

The MFA option in Design is a traditional, three-year MFA and post-baccalaureate candidates are admitted every fall. All applicants must complete two, individual applications:

1. First, please file the Department of Theatre Arts / California Repertory Company Application. The process of filing will provide further details on departmental procedures and important supplemental materials, including:

Applicants are also seen at regularly scheduled U.R.T.A. auditions. More information on the University Resident Theatre Association can be found on their website.

All supplemental materials should be emailed to Theatre Arts Admissions or mailed to:

MFA (Scenic or Costumes or Lighting)* Admissions
Department of Theatre Arts
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840

*Please include your chosen discipline in the address line.

2. If you think our MFA in Design may be the right next step for your life in art, the application for Graduate Admission to the University is available online through CSUMentor (www.csumentor.edu). Along with your online application, you must submit one set of official transcripts, from every college or university you have attended. Official transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope to:

Enrollment Services/Admissions
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840

Please be aware that transmission of transcripts can be a lengthy process and failure to submit transcripts in a timely manner will result in a delayed review of your application.

Any other questions? If you have questions or concerns about applying to the Department of Theatre Arts, please feel to contact our graduate advisor, Josh Nathan.

 

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Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts and Master of Business Administration – Option in Theatre Management

The MFA/MBA is a concurrent degree and requires university admission, as well as separate admissions into the Department of Theatre Arts and the College for Business Administration. Entrance examinations are required for the MBA degree but applicants may choose to take the GMAT or the GRE. For details on the entrance examination requirement, please see the catalog admissions pages. All applicants must complete three individual applications:

1. First, please file the Department of Theatre Arts / California Repertory Company Application. The process of filing will provide further details on departmental procedures and important supplemental materials, including:

All supplemental materials should be emailed to Theatre Arts Admissions or mailed to:

MFA / MBA (Theatre Management) Admissions
Department of Theatre Arts
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840

2. If you think our MBA/MFA in Theatre Management may be the right next step for your life in art, the application for Graduate Admission to the University is available online through CSUMentor (www.csumentor.edu). Along with your online application, you must submit one set of official transcripts, from every college or university you have attended. Official transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope to:

Enrollment Services/Admissions
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840

Please be aware that transmission of transcripts can be a lengthy process and failure to submit transcripts in a timely manner will result in a delayed review of your application.

3. Additional copies of supplemental materials submitted with the Theatre Arts / Cal Rep Application will not be required upon submission of the MBA/MFA third application, the Center for Business Administration Graduate Application. Please note that, for the purposes of this CBA application, the program associated with the concurrent MBA/MFA in Theatre Management is the “Evening MBA”. Questions about this application, the MBA curriculum or the entrance exam requirement should be directed to the advisor for the MBA program, Rhianna Lemos-Girton.

Any other questions? If you have questions or concerns about applying to the Department of Theatre Arts, please feel to contact our graduate advisor, Josh Nathan.