Application Process

Application Process

Guidelines for 2018  

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 2018 STC, please submit your enrollment application as early 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.

Placement Interviews

Placement interviews are held during registration 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 13, 2018
Final STC application deadline for students not applying for financial aid: May 18, 2018
Final STC application deadline for international students not applying for financial aid: May 4, 2018
Mandatory registration and orientation week: June 4–8, 2018
Classes: June 11–13, 2018
Graduation: July 13, 2018

2-Week Shakespeare Intensive
Final STC application deadline for students applying for financial aid: April 13, 2018
Final STC application deadline for students not applying for financial aid: July 6, 2018
Final STC application deadline for international students not applying for financial aid: June 1, 2018
Mandatory registration and orientation: July 13, 2018
Classes: July 16–27, 2018
Graduation: July 27, 2018
 

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