Graduate Inquiry Form
If you are interested in an MA or MFA in Directing from the Department of Theatre Arts, take a moment to tell us about yourself and request more information.
We are very happy that you are interested in Baylor Theatre!
The Baylor University Department of Theatre Arts is an elite program combining an excellent liberal arts education with rigorous training in both academic and artistic fields of theatre study. The department is ranked among the top undergraduate theatre programs in the United States and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
Maintaining a cap enrollment of 130 undergraduate majors, and a select group of graduate directing students, the department provides small, focused classes, and ample opportunities to excel in areas including acting, design, musical theatre, directing, dance, stage management, and technical theatre. Students may direct their studies through a selection of degrees and elective courses offered, but all students are grounded in a holistic theatre education with required courses in theatre history, literature, performance, and a full range of hands-on technical elements. Courses are also available in specialized areas such as playwriting, stage combat, tap, acting for the camera, among others.
Finally, though we are located in Waco, Texas, it is merely our "incubator" for study and work which reaches beyond the campus, from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles and from Western Europe to Eastern Asia. Read more about our MISSION AND IDENTITY.
BFA Theatre Performance
MFA in Directing
Baylor Theatre is a dual admission program. You must be admitted by both the University and the Department of Theatre Arts in order to major in theatre at Baylor.
You can apply to Baylor University HERE.
There are three ways to audition/interview for the Department of Theatre Arts.
1. Through one of the collective auditions listed on the Audition/Interview Schedule below.
2. By scheduling an on-campus audition/interview with Lisa_Denman@baylor.edu (for performance or general theatre) or with Ryan_Joyner@baylor.edu (for design/technical theatre). If you would like to have an optional pre-screening before scheduling an on campus audition, you may skip to option 3.
3. If you are unable to make one of the collective auditions and are finding it hard to make it to an on-campus audition, you have the option of submitting your materials via Accept'd.com. To do this, click on the link below to get started.
At the Acceptd website you can choose your program and recieve instructions on creating a profile page, where you can upload the required materials for submission (i.e., headshots, resume, video clips, designs, recommendation letters, etc.).
Undergraduate Program applicants
For more information on our programs in performance and theatre studies please e-mail Lisa Denman at:
For more information on our program in theatre design and technology please e-mail Ryan Joyner at:
Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and current high school year.