Which Major?

Theatre Studies (B.A.)

Get started!


  • Step 1: Apply to Ithaca College via the Common Application (a $60 fee applies)
  • Step 2: Apply to the Department of Theatre Arts by uploading interview materials to Acceptd.
  • Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid
  • Step 4: After an invitation from the department is extended, arrange for an interview.
  • Step 5: Interview (either in-person or by phone/skype)


For both Ithaca College (Common Application) & Theatre Arts (Acceptd)

  • Early Decision:  November 1st
  • Regular Admissions:  December 1st


All candidates will be asked to upload the following to Acceptd using PDF format:

  • A brief résumé, including theatrical activities in high school, during summers, honors and awards received, leadership activities or offices held, and other significant non-theatrical activities.
  • A current headshot or recent photo
  • An essay which answers the question "How do you envision the role of theatre in contemporary society?" This essay is limited to 1200 characters.
  • Additionally, you will be asked to supply the names of two references that are willing to write on your behalf.  Get Accept'd will be in contact with these individuals directly.

For Your Interview

Please bring any materials which demonstrate and document your activities in theatre.  This could be a play you've written, a prompt book for a production you stage-managed or other material. The ideal candidate for the B.A. program is a naturally inquisitive, self-motivated student who intends to explore multiple disciplines in the theatre, including directing, playwriting, history or stage management.

Interview Dates


  • Saturday, Dec 13: morning  (Early Decision)
  • Saturday, Jan 31
  • Saturday, Feb 14
  • Saturday, Feb 21

New York City

  • Saturday, Jan 24
  • Sunday, Jan 25


  • Tuesday, Feb 3

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