Which Major?

Theatre Studies (B.A.)

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  • 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)


The Early Decision Deadline is November 1st.

The Regular Admissions Deadline has been extended to February 1st.

You will not receive any further notification regarding your prescreening until your applications (Common Ap and Acceptd) are complete.


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.

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, dramaturgy or stage management.

Interview Dates

Ithaca **

Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Dillingham Center Lobby

  • Saturday, Dec 12 (Early Decision)
  • Saturday, Jan 30
  • Saturday, Feb 6
  • Saturday, Feb 20

New York City

NOLA Studios, 250 West 54th Street, 11th Floor, Studio A

  • Friday, Jan 22
  • Saturday, Jan 23
  • Sunday, Jan 24


Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe, 7th FLoor, Burnham 1

  • Tuesday, Feb 9

** On the Ithaca dates, you may also choose to schedule an interview via telephone or Skype. Be sure to choose the "Ithaca (Phone)" session when scheduling.

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