Graduate Admissions - Theatre

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) curriculum is a three-year program of intensive practical training. The central component of the program is frequent performance, production, and management under professional conditions at the Hilberry Theatre. Academic courses are intended as a supplement to this practical training. 

The M.F.A curriculum offers the following specializations:

Graduate research assistantships, which include tuition waivers, medical insurance, and a stipend are granted to the majority of accepted company members.

Master of Arts

How to Apply

Find detailed steps on how to successfully apply to the Graduate Theatre and Dance at Wayne program, by selecting a degree program.

Deadline for applications is generally mid-January and admission decisions are usually made by mid-March. Applications are accepted, however, until all openings are filled.

Upcoming regional audition dates:

More dates to be announced soon

To set up an audition/interview or for more information about applying to the M.F.A  program, call (313) 577-3508 or email

International students only: 
Most international students are required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For more information about requirements for international students, go to The Office of International Students and Scholars or direct your questions to:

Office of International Students and Scholars
416 Welcome Center
42 W. Warren
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-3422 Fax: 313-577-2962