Theatre Design/Technology MFA
Be sure to review and follow all application instructions and observe all deadlines carefully. In cases where students fail to follow the requirements and instructions and/or to observe deadlines there is no guarantee the application can be reviewed and the application may be withdrawn from consideration.
Who may apply:
Apply online at http://purchase.slideroom.com.
Submit your application and portfolio and pay the non-refundable $90 application fee ($75 graduate application fee plus the $15 SlideRoom submission fee) online at http://purchase.slideroom.com. A complete online application will contain:
Submit all the following information required to complete your application together in one package:
Mail your complete package to:
Purchase College - Application Processing
Attn: Graduate Programs
Albany, NY 12204-2755
Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all required official transcripts and, if applicable, test scores to the above address.
*Note: International students may have TOEFL or IELTS scores submitted electronically.
All students must submit the portfolio at http://purchase.slideroom.com along with the non-refundable $90 graduate application fee ($75 graduate application fee plus the $15 SlideRoom submission fee).
Submitting your portfolio online will involve completing the following steps:
1. (DOCUMENT UPLOAD) Resume - Submit a resume of your professional experience.
2. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation - Submit email addresses of three references. At least one reference should be from a professional in your program of study. Your reference providers will automatically be sent an email from purchase.slideroom.com that invites them to login and upload a letter of recommendation for your application.
3. (MEDIA UPLOAD) 10 to 25 samples of work - At least 10 and no more than 25 representative samples of prior undergraduate and/or professional work. Portfolio materials can include the following for each respective specialization:
Applicants should upload images (jpg) and documents (pdf), and may upload video (mov). and sound (mp3). Please follow these technical requirements when uploading your audition pieces:
NOTE: If you experience difficulty uploading your portfolio, you must contact Slideroom technical support at email@example.com for assistance. Please allow one day for a response. You can also consult the Slideroom Helpdesk and FAQ at https://slideroom.zendesk.com/home.
A personal interview and portfolio review with a member of the faculty interview is required as part of the application process. DO NOT CALL THE DEPARTMENT TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW. ALL INTERVIEWS ARE SCHEDULED ONLINE THROUGH YOUR MYPURCHASE ACCOUNT AS FOLLOWS:
Step 1: You submit your completed graduate application and portfolio materials online at http://purchase.slideroom.com and they are processed by Admissions (Allow up to two weeks for processing).
Step 2: Within two weeks of receipt of your completed application Admissions will email you to log into your online MyPurchase web account. If you do not have a MyPurchase account you will be prompted to create one.
Step 3: Follow the instructions in your MyPurchase account to request your interview date online. A non-refundable interview fee of $50.00 is due online upon submitting your request to interview.
IMPORTANT: You must allow up to two (2) weeks for the processing of your application before attempting to request an interview through your myPurchase account. Only after this two week application processing period has passed will your myPurchase account page provide you with the link to request an interview.
Theatre Design/Technology Program Interview Tour
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
New York: @ Rypley Grier Studios, 530 8th Ave. (between 36th and 37th)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Chicago: @ Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacjer Dr.
Monday, February 4, 2013
*Students who live in the New York tri-state area must attend an on-campus interview.
NOTE: If you are not able to attend any of the above scheduled interview dates, please contact the Theatre Design/Technology program office at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if alternative dates can be arranged.
All candidates are welcome to bring photographs, slides and any other materials to the portfolio review which they believe will support their application.
The portfolio and interview are essential requirements of the admission process. However, applicants are urged to complete all necessary application documentation beforehand, since no final decision can be reached without complete materials. The entire class is limited to a select number of students, so it will not be possible to confirm admission and hold space for a candidate without a fully completed online application and portfolio, all official college transcripts and any/all other required documentation.
Applicants will be acted on and admission offered only when the complete graduate application and all fees, required transcripts, letters of reference and any other required documentation have been received and only after the interview/portfolio review.