TRAINING ACTORS | CULTIVATING ARTISTS
WELCOME TO UCI MFA ACTING
In order to schedule an audition with us, you must first apply to the program.
Our deadline for application is January 9th, 2024.
Once we have received your completed online application, and your $135 application fee ($155 for international applicants), the Drama Office will contact you to confirm receipt of your application and set up a personal audition time.
Sometime after that audition, you will be notified if you have been invited to callbacks.
These callbacks will be held in Irvine February 17th & 18th, 2024. Should you be called back, and if you are seriously interested in attending the graduate acting program at UC Irvine, please hold these dates.
We will be in attendance at the U/RTA Auditions, but we only hold further interviews with a small portion of those we see in this context. The only way to guarantee a more direct interaction is through the application process listed above.
Final dates are still being determined, and will be updated soon.
UCI Applicants (in-person)
Final Callbacks (in-person)
CSU Fullerton → Jan 13-14 (hybrid)
Philadelphia → Jan 19-21 (in-person)
Chicago → Jan 27-30 (in-person)
Virtual Auditions → Feb 4 (remote)
UC Irvine → Jan 13th
New York → Jan 22nd
Chicago → Jan 27th
UC Irvine → Feb 17-18
This is the Year!
Now recruiting the
Class of 2027!
The MFA Acting program has transitioned to an alternate-year recruiting cycle. We will be recruiting our next incoming class this year to start in the Fall of 2024.