To the prospective student from Janice Benning Lacek, Coordinator of Graduate Studies:
Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs in the Department of Theatre
Applications are now OPEN all programs for Fall 2015.
Applying to our program is a two-part process.
Applicants must apply to the University's Graduate School.
Applicants must also apply directly to the Department of Theatre & Dance.
Applicants are encouraged to contact Kristin Shupe, Administrative Secretary. (901-678-2523) Kristin will coordinate contact with an
appropriate faculty member once we receive your completed departmental application.
Those invited to campus will have a one-hour interview with appropriate faculty in
your area of interest, a tour of our facilities, and tickets to an evening performance
of our current production.
If you are not able to come to our campus, other opportunities for interviews with
members of our faculty are available at the following conferences: SETC in Chattanooga,
TN Wednesday, March 4 – Saturday March 8, 2015 and USITT in Cincinnatti, OH, Wednesday,
March 18 – Saturday, March 21, 2015.
Faculty will also be available to meet with students participating in the new LINK
program in Atlanta, GA November 14th and 15th, 2014. If you plan to see us there
it is highly suggested that you complete your departmental application BEFORE the
If you are unable to travel, a formal telephone or skype interview will be scheduled
for you with the appropriate faculty members.
Typically, all decisions regarding graduate admissions and assignment of graduate
assistantships for the upcoming academic year are made by mid-March. We encourage
you to file your applications early with both Graduate Admissions and the Department
of Theatre & Dance.