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    San Diego
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    Performance Studies

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  1. Hi Noe, I know you all are not accepting applications this year, but I was wondering if you had a sense of how application numbers were for schools this year. Did Covid cause an uptick in applications, a downturn, no change? just trying to get a sense of the field. thanks for all your help!
  2. Hey CT, I graduated from MFA Directing program at The Theatre School DePaul and LOVED it. I cannot speak highly enough about the whole process, ethos and faculty. In particular the Head of Directing there is Awesome and remains a friend to this day. Having said that its been a while. If you wanted any basic info about the program I'd be glad to tell you my thoughts for whatever they're worth. The Application process has changed since I was there so I can only comment on how it was for me. Still, I'm happy to talk about my time there. Good luck all!!
  3. Hi @verycollin I know it seems quiet, but we have been chatting. I don't know if there is another forum though. I have submitted my apps, and am just waiting for January to roll around. What schools are you interested in?
  4. @Noe Montez Thank you so much for that! I really appreciate peeking behind the application process a bit. @theatremeg12 I did. In my mind it was a way to show that I had researched the school, that this school specifically was a fit for me, and to tie my interests into what the department was doing. I tried to identify the potential advisors as faculty whose research would be valuable because... so that it shows a fit, but also a flexibility.
  5. @DoctorMusical I wish I did. I can tell you that the things I worked on from my previous application were Letters of rec from people closer to my area of interest, writing and re-writing...and re-writing my writing samples, and (I think most importantly) reframing my proposed research topic and how it fits with departmental faculty interests. This time around, my proposed topic is more specific, and I have identified faculty in the department that would be excellent advisors, as well as the reasons for this. The numbers of students programs accept each year are pretty well known
  6. Hi All! Also Looking to apply for Fall 2021. I've applied in past years and was not accepted so I took some time off to work on my writing, and to continue , well just working. In the past I applied to a wide range of programs, but am only applying to UCSD and UC Irvine this year. It's great to have some friends to sweat and worry with!! @Boseph16- I did my MFA in Chicago and loved every minute of it!!! (secretly wished I still lived there).
  7. I'm going a little outta my mind waiting to hear from UCSD and/or UC Irvine!
  8. Glad to see this Thread! I applied last year to about 6 schools, and didn't get in. I've narrowed the list to 2 and am giving a second shot. UCSD and UCI. Great to meet you all! @deirdrenyc I can speak to the MFA directing program at DePaul if thats one you are looking at. I loved my time there!!
  9. I applied to Stanford but haven’t heard. I sorta assumed that I won’t hear from them as others on here have already had interviews. The same is true for Berkeley. I haven’t heard, but assumed that I won’t as others have already been accepted. The only official answer I have received is from Northwestern. I did meet with all the schools I applied to before applying. I don’t know how that affects hearing from them though. Guess we’ll all just have to slowly go mad.... I mean wait. Wait patiently.
  10. My Northwestern rejection was from the PS Department. I looked on some of the other forums for Berkeley info. Are we sure they have already done interviews?
  11. I also received a rejection from Northwestern. Still holding out for my top schools though. Good luck all!
  12. Just curious if anyone here has heard from their programs. Any interviews or acceptances yet?
  13. Hi! Anyone hear back from a theatre or performance studies program? My last app closed on Jan 9th. I was really thinking I'd have heard this week.
  14. I'm only applying to PhD programs, or those who get MA on their way to PhD's. I have my MFA in Directing, so I don't need a duplicate MA. Northwestern is also on my list, but I think UCSD and Columbia are my two top choices. For what its worth, I did end up visiting the schools that I am applying to and I am really glad I did. I got a much better sense of the program, and was able to make tweaks to my SOP because of it. I also feel it helped to put a face with a name/application, although maybe thats just in my head. I'm trying to prepare a list of questions for any in
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