APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 20
FOR SUMMER & FALL 2022 PROGRAMS
Admission to the National Theater Institute 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, 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 contributing member of an ensemble. Applicants must demonstrate clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges of an intensive study, with a determination to complete their 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:
Headshot (just a picture that looks like you)
1 Short Answer
500 words about why you want to attend NTI and how it aligns with your artistic goals
Supplemental Materials (dependent on the program you select)
Copy of your unofficial transcript
1 email address for the individual filling out your reference form
1 email address for your reference contact
$30 application fee
After reviewing your initial application, the admissions team may ask qualified candidates to provide 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
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.
Detailed descriptions for each course can be found on the program pages.
MOVEMENT & VOICE (NTI-310)
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)
RUSSIAN THEATER HISTORY & CINEMA (MXT-251)
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE (MXT-252)
MOVEMENT & VOICE (MXT-310)
DIRECTING THEORY AND HISTORY (NTI-354)
DIRECTOR’S TUTORIAL (NTI-355)
DIRECTOR’S OBSERVERSHIP (NTI-451)
DIRECTOR’S PROJECTS (NTI-452)
SCRIPT ANALYSIS & PLAYWRIGHT MENTORSHIP (NTI-356)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR WRITERS (NTI-357)
ADVANCED PLAYWRITING (NTI-453)
PLAY LAB (NTI-454)
THE COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE (NTI-470)
and one of the following:
DIRECTING INTENSIVE (NTI-471)
PLAYWRITING INTENSIVE (NTI-472)
ACTING INTENSIVE (NTI-473)
NTI-AD, NTI-AP 16 credit hours or 4 course credits