Application Process

Application Process

Application Procedure

Enrollment application submission must include:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Current résumé listing previous training and experience
  3. One full-face snapshot or 8" x 10" headshot
  4. Contact information for two references, including name, phone number, and email address–these individuals will automatically receive instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation
  5. Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended; proof of high school graduation if you have not attended college
  6. A nonrefundable, nonwaivable $65 application fee, payable by credit card or PayPal
  7. An essay (no longer than one typewritten page) describing why you are pursuing a career in theater
  8. Please note: Your application must be submitted with all supporting materials


Enrollment is limited and selective. To guarantee your place in the 2017 STC, please submit your enrollment application as soon as possible. No entrance audition is necessary (see Placement Interviews below). Students are considered for acceptance in the program as their completed applications are received and reviewed.

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Placement Interviews

Placement interviews will be held during registration: June 5–9 for the five-week intensive and July 14 for the two-week intensive. These interviews are held to place each student in an appropriate company. Applicants who are accepted must prepare one monologue from a contemporary play (five-week intensive) or a classical selection (two-week classical intensive). Sonnets, poems, and other non-dramatic materials are not acceptable. Please limit selection to no more than two minutes.

Dates and Deadlines

5-Week Core Skills Intensive
Final STC application deadline for students applying for financial aid: April 14, 2017
Final STC application deadline for students not applying for financial aid: May 19, 2017
Final STC application deadline for international students not applying for financial aid: May 5, 2017
Mandatory registration and orientation week: June 5-9, 2017
Classes: June 12–July 14, 2017
Graduation: July 14, 2017

2-Week Shakespeare Intensive
Final STC application deadline for students applying for financial aid: April 14, 2017
Final STC application deadline for students not applying for financial aid: July 1, 2017
Final STC application deadline for international students not applying for financial aid: June 2, 2017
Mandatory registration and orientation: July 14, 2017
Classes: July 17–July 28, 2017
Graduation: July 28, 2017
 

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