ADMISSIONS

We understand that this is a really hard time to make plans to study abroad/study away with so many unknowns for the world at large. At present, there are no changes to any of our 2020 summer and fall programs. Students will be notified directly with any updates. 

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 20

FOR SPRING 2021 PROGRAMS

ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW

Admission to NTI is competitive; applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the deadlines. Early applications may receive early acceptance. NTI welcomes applications from gap-year students, undergraduate students, and post-graduates, and professionals looking for a broad-based theatrical training intensive. When selecting students, NTI looks for a proven ability to handle the demands of disciplined theater work and to be a positive and contributing member of an ensemble. Applicants must demonstrate a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges of an intensive study and a determination to complete the chosen program in a conscientious manner.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Summer & Fall Semesters (Theatermakers, NTI, NTI-AD, NMTI, MATS) - Apply before March 20

Spring Semsters (NTI, NTI-AD, NTI-AP) - Apply before October 20

Early applications are encouraged! Applicants who submit materials prior to March 1st for fall programs or October 1st for spring programs are eligible to receive priority interview slots and early admission. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

The online application takes less than 15 minutes to complete and requires:

  • Theater Resume

  • Headshot (just a photo that looks like you)

  • Two letters of evaluation, or the email addresses for your two evaluators

  • Three short answer questions to get to know you

  • $35 application fee

 

After reviewing your initial application, the admissions team may ask qualified candidates to provide the following additional materials. Details about additional application requirements can be found on the program pages for NTI, NMTI, NTI-AD, NTI-AP, MATS, and Theatermakers. Finalists for each program will be notified to schedule an interview. Interviews will take place via Skype or phone. 

TWELVE COLLEGE EXCHANGE


The Twelve-College Exchange Program is a cooperative program for residential student exchange between the National Theater Institute and the following colleges: Amherst, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Wheaton or Williams. Students at the at these colleges must also submit a 12-College Exchange application with their school to facilitate the transfer of credits and finances.




EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION POLICY


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and National Theater Institute is committed to diversifying the future of the American theater through the stories we tell, the artists telling those stories, the staff supporting our work, and the audiences in our theaters. The O’Neill strives to cultivate a healthy and diverse community that recognizes the value of each individual and helps foster safety, civility, and respect for all people. All participants and employees in any O’Neill program, including students, staff, faculty, guests, and visitors, have the right to be free from sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence and all other forms of prohibited conduct.




COURSE CATALOG


Detailed descriptions for each course can be found on the program pages. NTI Semester
DIRECTING (NTI-201)
PLAYWRITING (NTI-202)
DESIGN (NTI-210)
ACTING (NTI-300)
MOVEMENT & VOICE (NTI-310) National Music Theater Institute
DIRECTING FOR MUSIC THEATER (NMTI-202)
WRITING THE MUSICAL (NMTI-203)
ACTING FOR MUSIC THEATER (NMTI-301)
SINGING & VOICE (NMTI-311)
DANCE & MOVEMENT (NMTI-312) Moscow Art Theatre Semester
RUSSIAN THEATER HISTORY & CINEMA (MXT-251)
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE (MXT-252)
ACTING (MXT-253)
DESIGN (MXT-254)
MOVEMENT & VOICE (MXT-310)
NTI-Advanced Directing
DIRECTING THEORY AND HISTORY (NTI-354)
DIRECTOR’S TUTORIAL (NTI-355)
DIRECTOR’S OBSERVERSHIP (NTI-451)
DIRECTOR’S PROJECTS (NTI-452) NTI-Advanced Playwriting
SCRIPT ANALYSIS & PLAYWRIGHT MENTORSHIP (NTI-356)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR WRITERS (NTI-357)
ADVANCED PLAYWRITING (NTI-453)
PLAY LAB (NTI-454) Theatermakers
THE COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE (NTI-470)
and one of the following:
DIRECTING INTENSIVE (NTI-471)
PLAYWRITING INTENSIVE (NTI-472)
ACTING INTENSIVE (NTI-473)




OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS


​Connecticut College is the school of record for the National Theater Institute. Credits are awarded to undergraduates who successfully complete the program. Final grades are reported to Connecticut College where they are recorded by official transcript and forwarded to the student’s college or university registrar upon request. Connecticut College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Students are encouraged to check with thier academic advisor to confirm policies for study abroad, off-campus courses, and/or transfer credits. Please contact NTI with any questions. NTI, NMTI, MATS 20 credit hours or 5 course credits
NTI-AD, NTI-AP 16 credit hours or 4 course credits Theatermakers Summer Intensive 8 credit hours or 2 course credits​




COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY PARTNERS


Students from the following colleges and universities are among those who have attended the National Theater Institute as an enhancement to their studies. Amherst College Bard College Bard College at Simon's Rock Barnard College Belmont University Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brandeis University Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Coastal Carolina University Connecticut College Dartmouth College Denison University Dickinson College Drake University Duke University Emerson College Fordham University Furman University Grinnell College Hamline University Hampshire College Ithaca College Juniata College Kent State Kenyon College Lewis and Clarke Messiah College Northern Kentucky University Northwestern University Oberlin College Occidental College Quinnipiac University Sarah Lawrence College Skidmore College Smith College Southern Methodist University St. Olaf College Transylvania University Trinity College University of Connecticut University of the Arts Vassar College Wellesley College Wesleyan University Wheaton College Whitman College Yale University





NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE

NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE

NTI-ADVANCED DIRECTING

NTI-ADVANCED DIRECTING

NTI-ADVANCED PLAYWRITING

NTI-ADVANCED PLAYWRITING

MOSCOW ART THEATRE SEMESTER

MOSCOW ART THEATRE SEMESTER

NATIONAL MUSIC THEATER INSTITUTE

NATIONAL MUSIC THEATER INSTITUTE

THEATERMAKERS SUMMER INTENSIVE

THEATERMAKERS SUMMER INTENSIVE

INTERNATIONAL THEATRE MFA/MA

INTERNATIONAL THEATRE MFA/MA

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305 Great Neck Road

Waterford, CT 06385

(860) 443-7139

nti@theoneill.org

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