Graduate Studies: Professional Actor Training Program:
Applying to the Program
For the class starting fall 2013, the Professional Actor Training Program will be auditioning:
--In Chapel Hill: By Appointment, Saturday/Sunday, January 19/20, 2013, in the Center for Dramatic Art on the UNC Campus.
--In New York: By Appointment, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue. We are also attending the University/Resident Theatre Association's National Unified Auditions and Interviews.
--In Chicago: By Appointment, Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 East Wacker Drive. We are also attending the University/Resident Theatre Association's National Unified Auditions and Interviews.
Audition Guidelines for those wishing to audition by appointment in New York, Chicago, or Chapel Hill:
- Prospective students should complete an online application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill here. For more information about the Graduate School go here. Note: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MFA Acting program.
- Send a resumé, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, and two official college transcripts directly to:
MFA Acting Program, Center for Dramatic Art
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3230
Submission of a recent photograph (standard actor's head shot) is not required but is helpful to the audition process.
- Once your application materials are received you will be contacted to schedule your audition, and given your choice of Chapel Hill, New York, or Chicago. For questions on the application process, please call the Department of Dramatic Art at 919-962-1132.
- For the audition, candidates should prepare two contrasting selections - one in verse from Shakespeare, one contemporary - each approximately two minutes long. For applicants who sing, a brief acappella selection is welcome.
Fellowships and Financial Aid:
The Professional Actor Training Program is committed to limiting debt burden for our MFA graduates. For 2012-2013 all PATP actors are receiving financial assistance.
For information regarding financial aid through the UNC Graduate School go here.