MFA in Directing for Stage & Screen Application

MFA in Directing for Stage & Screen Application

School Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent training is required for admission to the program.  To be considered for entrance into the graduate program the applicant must show records of current and past experience at the academic and/or professional level through resume and references.  Students are minimally expected to have had acting, directing, basic stagecraft (as a formal course) and two semesters of theatre history.

The MFA program in Directing recruits through the University / Resident Theatre Association's interview process in January and February every three years.  On campus interviews are conducted throughout the year.  Contact the Theatre & Film Admissions Coordinator at theatrearts@unl.edu to set up an on campus appointment.

Graduate Directing Application

Letters of recommendation, resume, copies of portfolios, etc. should be sent directly to:

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film
215 Temple Building
12th & "R" Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0201


No Graduate Record Examination is required.

IN ADDITION, applicants for admission are required to complete the application form, submit transcripts and pay the application fee via the Office of Graduate Studies Website.