Graduate Admissions

The Department of Theatre Arts accepts applications for Fall admission only, with applications being accepted December 1 through June 1. 

Master of Fine Arts / Master of Business Administration in Theatre Management 

The MFA/MBA is a concurrent degree and requires admission to the university, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the College for Business Administration. 

Step One:
  • Please file the Cal State Apply application. The process of filing will provide further details on departmental procedures and important supplemental materials, including: 
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Academic or Professional Resume
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Unofficial Transcripts (not required but, if easily obtained, sending a completed set of unofficial transcripts will expedite the assessment of your application) 
Step Two:

Interview with the Department of Theatre Arts - For inquiries about interviews for the MFA/MBA program, contact the Interim Head of Theatre Management: Jeff Janisheski.

Step Three:

Gain admission to the College of Business; after the completion of the Department of Theatre Arts interview process, the applicant undergoes departmental evaluation by the College of Business. This evaluation is based upon diagnostic examination and an analysis of official undergraduate transcripts.

Questions about Applying and Curriculum:

Please note that the program associated with the concurrent MFA/MBA in Theatre Management is the “Evening MBA”. Questions about the MBA curriculum should be directed to the advisor for the MBA program, Lindsay Sterk

If you have questions or concerns about applying to the Department of Theatre Arts, please feel to contact our graduate advisor, Josh Nathan.