The Yale School of Drama is a graduate professional school of the Yale University that provides training in acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, dramatic criticism, playwriting, stage management, technical and sound design and theatre management and tuition is $26,250.
The Yale Drama School operates in unique partnership with the Tony Award-winning Yale Repertory Theatre. Faculty are distinguished for both professional accomplishments and dedication to teaching; students are admitted based on talent and potential for a career in the professional theatre; graduates of the School are known for their accomplishments on the legitimate stage, in film and television, and a variety of other creative fields.
An applicant to the Acting department is required to submit an online application that includes a resumé, statement of purpose, three professional letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a current photograph. The required photograph is used only to relate the applicant’s application to the applicant’s audition.
All acting applicants who meet the M.F.A. or Certificate requirements must audition in person according to the schedule. Each candidate must choose and present two memorized audition pieces, namely a verse selection from one of Shakespeare’s plays (no sonnets), and a modern or contemporary piece. The total time of this presentation should not exceed four minutes.