Graduate Coordinator
Laura Medina

Audition Contact
David Hoover

Auditions and Applications

How to Apply: Performance

MFA Theatre Performance (Acting)

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • A headshot and resume.
  • Auditions are mandatory. Actors should prepare three monologues of no more than 3 minutes each, one of which must be Shakespeare.

Applicants are responsible for contacting David Hoover ( regarding the schedule for on campus auditions or to make alternate arrangements. On campus auditions include an interview, tour of facilities and private discussions with current MFA actors.

If circumstances do not permit an audition on-campus, a DVD is perfectly acceptable. DVD auditions should include a one-minute introduction of yourself and interests followed by the monologues. DVD must also contain at least one full-length shot mid-shot, and close up.

MFA Theatre Performance (Directing)

  • Representative reviews.
  • A short DVD or photo samples of your work.
  • Arrange a phone interview with the head of the directing program through the Graduate Coordinator.

Supporting Material

Support material applicable to your area of study should be forwarded directly to the department's Graduate Coordinator.

For our Application Deadline, please see the Graduate School degree programs page.

Please send materials to:
Department of Film and Theatre Arts
PAC 307
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Note: Support materials submitted cannot be returned

UNO Graduate School Online Application

All graduate candidates are to complete the UNO online application. Please follow the instruction to successfully complete the application.

Graduate Online Application Procedures