Thank you for your interest in the LSU Department of Theatre’s M.F.A. Acting Program, a two-year residential program affiliated with Swine Palace Productions, our professional Equity Theatre in Baton Rouge.
In order to be considered for this prestigious program, you must first apply online to the LSU Graduate School: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=gradlsu
In addition, we request that you complete and submit the following application.
If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Artistic Director, Swine Palace Productions American Theatre Fellow
Gresdna A. Doty Professor of Theatre Head, Master of Fine Arts in Theatre/Acting Louisiana State University
LSU Theatre MFA Acting Program Application Form
Also, please prepare a song that you can sing without accompaniment. Choose something well within your range that reveals something about yourself, and that you take pleasure in sharing with us. Please sing even if don’t think of yourself as a singer! Just for fun!
Afterwards, we may wish to ask you some questions about your career and training goals and give you an opportunity to ask us questions as well.
We do not want a psychological profile. We do not want to invade your privacy. Look at it this way: if admitted to our intense acting program your teachers will get to know you (and you them). The work is personal by nature. As such, we would like you to express now, in your own way, what we should know about you. This will help us consider your audition work more carefully.
Your essay will be held in strict confidence; it will be read only by the program head and designated faculty.