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Auditioning and Applying for the PATP

This page will be updated in Autumn 24. This program is in an on-year, off-year cycle and our next cycle will open for Autumn 25 admissions.

Questions? Please take a look around our web site, then:
• If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact the School of Drama's graduate program advisor at (206) 543-0714 or email uwdrama@uw.edu.

What We Look For

Our program seeks motivated and talented individuals who possess qualities that include receptivity, transparency, inventiveness, expansiveness, and coordination. We also seek those who have the curiosity, hunger, discipline, and courage necessary to become actors who can make significant work. We expect our students to consistently strive tso expand their skills and physiological conditioning while developing their own identity as creative individuals. We expect professionalism in our students' behavior and work ethic. We value, model, and encourage collaboration, self-reliance, critical thinking, and the creative imagination.

Applicants must have earned a bachelors/undergraduate degree before they begin the program.

The application consists of a private audition and the submission of other application materials.

The Audition

Applicants will have the opportunity to audition in person by choosing one of the following dates:

TBD: Dates for Autumn 25 admissions updated in Autumn 24

Please prepare:

  1. Two contrasting monologues; or one monologue and one original piece which could be movement-based, or clown, or spoken word, anything you feel represents you as a creator at this moment.
  2. You may also 16-32 bars of a song a cappella (optional).

NOTE: The total time for all audition elements is 4 minutes.

Deadline for 2025 admission TBD (December/January 2025).

Application Materials

Please submit the following material via the UW Graduate School's web application.

  • UW Graduate School application

    • A headshot.
    • A current résumé
    • A statement of purpose including educational and professional goals. This can be of whatever length you like. (Maximum 600 words)
    • One set of unofficial college transcripts, photocopy is fine.
    • Two to Three letters of recommendation (with recommender contact information, phone and email, included.)
    • Preferred audition date (See dates above).

The Graduate School charges an application fee. Information on requesting a fee waiver is on their website. The School of Drama does not charge a separate fee and is not part of the Graduate School's fee waiver process.

Deadlines, callbacks, and further information

If you miss the deadline and are still interested in auditioning, please email uwdrama@uw.edu to see if that is possible.

For more information on the PATP program, contact Professor Jeffrey Fracé.

University/Resident Theater Association

  • We will be also be auditioning actors through U/RTA. Please visit urta.com for more information.

Applicants who do not want a private audition and plan to only audition through the University/Resident Theater Association (U/RTA) National Unified Final Auditions do not need to submit any audition or application materials. If the head of the program is interested in considering you for the program we will specifically ask you to apply to the Graduate School later. (You may still apply for financial assistance available through the University by submitting the FAFSA and designating University of Washington-Seattle, Code #003798, in Step 6.)

Contact U/RTA at:
1560 Broadway, Suite 414
New York, NY 10036

U/RTA's application deadline is usually in late November. They will accept late applications up to a certain date with the payment of a late fee.

Admissions Requirements

Students who hold (or will hold by September) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may apply. Most applicants have undergraduate degrees in theatre, but it is not essential. All must demonstrate outstanding talent to be admitted. The GRE is not required. International applicants must meet the minimum TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores and other Graduate School requirements.