In a typical year, the Grad Acting Program will personally audition more than 800 students in order to select an ensemble of 16 actors. Ideally, each ensemble is diverse, both in cultural background and practical experience; we place a high value on having actors from across all of life’s spectrum sharing their backgrounds with their classmates. Each actor’s story is unique and each brings something important to the ensemble.
At Grad Acting, we are acutely aware of the costs associated with a three-year graduate program and are humbled by the sacrifice that many students (and their families) make to come here. Increasing our pool of financial aid is our Number One priority and we have numerous scholarships (including full tuition), funded aid awards, and work study packages to offer our incoming students. Please don’t let concerns about finances keep you from applying or auditioning: we strive to work with each individual student to make it possible for them to attend Grad Acting.