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Prospective Students

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.

Degrees offered:

BFA Theatre Performance
BFA Theatre Performance - Musical Theatre Track
BFA Theatre Studies
BFA Theatre Design and Technology
BA Theatre

MFA in Directing
MA in Theatre


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 two 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. Prescreening audition materials (monologues, songs, resume, etc.) will be submitted as part of the application to Baylor University. The audition/materials will be reviewed and successful applicants will be invited to campus for an audition/interview.

Additional Informaion:

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.

Graduate Program applicants