FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

THEATERMAKERS SUMMER INTENSIVE

I am relatively new to directing & the things I have directed I haven't taken photos of. What can I include for my Theatermakers-Directing Portfolio?


Include any documented materials you do have, but don’t feel like you are necessarily at a disadvantage if you don’t have photos or a large body of work under your belt. There are many different ways for you to share with us your ideas and promise as an emerging theater artist and we encourage you to consider sharing your plans for future projects, example of an annotated script, action outlines, director’s notes, ground plans, rehearsal schedules, concept images, script analysis, etc.




Can I apply to multiple focuses if I submit several applications?


You are welcome to apply for multiple focuses and submit separate applications for each. Each application will be evaluated separately.





 

FINANCIAL AID

Are scholarships available?


Click to learn about NTI scholarships and financial aid best practices here. NTI offers need-based scholarships to qualified students. Details about the available scholarships are listed above. To be considered for scholarship, students must complete a scholarship application as part of their additional materials for admission. See the sample NTI Scholarship Application for an idea of what information you'll be asked to provide. Students must provide all necessary documentation to qualify. Scholarships may not be applied to the program deposit. Students with specific financial aid questions are encouraged to contact Amanda Ritchie at aritchie@theoneill.org or 860-443-5378 x224. Looking to support a student scholarship? Donate here or contact the Development Office.




What if I am currently receiving financial aid at my school?


If you are currently enrolled (including being on a summer break) at another college while attending NTI, you should contact that school's financial aid office and inquire about their policies for financial aid consortium agreements. A financial aid consortium agreement may allow you to use financial aid that is being applied toward your bill at your home college to attend NTI. Please contact Program Administrator Amanda Ritchie at aritchie@theoneill.org or 860-443-5478 x 224 with questions.




I am completing FAFSA. What is the NTI's school code?


As a semester-long program, NTI is not a Title IV school, and does not have a school code to include on the FAFSA. Students are encouraged to use thier existing school code and work with their financial aid, off-campus studies, or study abroad office. Connecticut College’s code should not be used.




What are the estimated additional expenses for each program?


The numbers below are a quick look at additional expenses for the average student attending a semester with NTI. In cases of financial hardship, NTI is able to help defray the cost of books and supplies. Please contact nti@theoneill.org with questions. NTI, NTI-AD, NTI-AP, NMTI
Travel to/from CT
Books and Supplies ~$400
Personal Expenses ~$800 (approximate for laundry, sundries, and souvenirs).
Refundable Room and Key Deposit $125
MATS
Travel to CT in September
Travel from NYC airport in December
Visa Fee ~$400
HIV Test ~$200 (if not covered by insurance)
Books and Supplies ~$400
Personal Expenses ~$800 (approximate for laundry, transportation, sundries, and souvenirs).
Meals ~$1,300-$2,200 (options include school cafeteria, restaurants, and dorm kitchen)
Theatermakers Summer Intensive
Travel to/from CT
Books and Supplies~$300
Personal Expenses ~$400 (approximate for laundry, sundries, and souvenirs).
Refundable Room and Key Deposit $125




What is NTI's Withdrawal/Refund Policy?


All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing, and recieved on a business day. For withdrawal notifications made 90 days prior to the start of the semester: 50% of tuition and 100% of room & board is refunded. Program deposit and costs incurred on student's behalf is retained by NTI. On or between 90-60 days prior to the start of the semester, 50% of of room & board is refunded. Program deposit, costs incurred on student's behalf, and tuition is retained by NTI. 60 days prior to the start of the semester, no refunds will be made. Note: Students may elect to defer to a later semester, a deferral fee of $5,000 may apply. Please email NTIAdmissions@theoneill.org if you are considering withdrawing or deferring.




Does NTI provide health insurance?


No. All students entering the program are required to carry their own health insurance or be covered under their parents' plan while studying with NTI. Proof of coverage is to be submitted along with your student forms upon admittance to any of NTI’s programs.





 

FINANCIAL AID

Are scholarships available?


Click to learn about NTI scholarships and financial aid best practices here. NTI offers need-based scholarships to qualified students. Details about the available scholarships are listed above. To be considered for scholarship, students must complete a scholarship application as part of their additional materials for admission. See the sample NTI Scholarship Application for an idea of what information you'll be asked to provide. Students must provide all necessary documentation to qualify. Scholarships may not be applied to the program deposit. Students with specific financial aid questions are encouraged to contact Amanda Ritchie at aritchie@theoneill.org or 860-443-5378 x224. Looking to support a student scholarship? Donate here or contact the Development Office.




What if I am currently receiving financial aid at my school?


If you are currently enrolled (including being on a summer break) at another college while attending NTI, you should contact that school's financial aid office and inquire about their policies for financial aid consortium agreements. A financial aid consortium agreement may allow you to use financial aid that is being applied toward your bill at your home college to attend NTI. Please contact Program Administrator Amanda Ritchie at aritchie@theoneill.org or 860-443-5478 x 224 with questions.




I am completing FAFSA. What is the NTI's school code?


As a semester-long program, NTI is not a Title IV school, and does not have a school code to include on the FAFSA. Students are encouraged to use thier existing school code and work with their financial aid, off-campus studies, or study abroad office. Connecticut College’s code should not be used.




What are the estimated additional expenses for each program?


The numbers below are a quick look at additional expenses for the average student attending a semester with NTI. In cases of financial hardship, NTI is able to help defray the cost of books and supplies. Please contact nti@theoneill.org with questions. NTI, NTI-AD, NTI-AP, NMTI
Travel to/from CT
Books and Supplies ~$400
Personal Expenses ~$800 (approximate for laundry, sundries, and souvenirs).
Refundable Room and Key Deposit $125
MATS
Travel to CT in September
Travel from NYC airport in December
Visa Fee ~$400
HIV Test ~$200 (if not covered by insurance)
Books and Supplies ~$400
Personal Expenses ~$800 (approximate for laundry, transportation, sundries, and souvenirs).
Meals ~$1,300-$2,200 (options include school cafeteria, restaurants, and dorm kitchen)
Theatermakers Summer Intensive
Travel to/from CT
Books and Supplies~$300
Personal Expenses ~$400 (approximate for laundry, sundries, and souvenirs).
Refundable Room and Key Deposit $125




What is NTI's Withdrawal/Refund Policy?


All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing, and recieved on a business day. For withdrawal notifications made 90 days prior to the start of the semester: 50% of tuition and 100% of room & board is refunded. Program deposit and costs incurred on student's behalf is retained by NTI. On or between 90-60 days prior to the start of the semester, 50% of of room & board is refunded. Program deposit, costs incurred on student's behalf, and tuition is retained by NTI. 60 days prior to the start of the semester, no refunds will be made. Note: Students may elect to defer to a later semester, a deferral fee of $5,000 may apply. Please email NTIAdmissions@theoneill.org if you are considering withdrawing or deferring.




Does NTI provide health insurance?


No. All students entering the program are required to carry their own health insurance or be covered under their parents' plan while studying with NTI. Proof of coverage is to be submitted along with your student forms upon admittance to any of NTI’s programs.





 

THEATERMAKERS SUMMER INTENSIVE

I am relatively new to directing & the things I have directed I haven't taken photos of. What can I include for my Theatermakers-Directing Portfolio?


Include any documented materials you do have, but don’t feel like you are necessarily at a disadvantage if you don’t have photos or a large body of work under your belt. There are many different ways for you to share with us your ideas and promise as an emerging theater artist and we encourage you to consider sharing your plans for future projects, example of an annotated script, action outlines, director’s notes, ground plans, rehearsal schedules, concept images, script analysis, etc.




Can I apply to multiple focuses if I submit several applications?


You are welcome to apply for multiple focuses and submit separate applications for each. Each application will be evaluated separately.





 

NTI-ADVANCED PROGRAMS

What is your definition of "advanced"? Do I need extensive experience to apply?


Our advanced semesters are intended for students who have a pointed desire to advance themselves in the fields of either directing or playwriting. The experience levels of these applicants varies from undergraduates with minimal experience to post graduates with quite a few credits to their names to adult students looking for a career boost. If you have a desire to pursue one of these fields, by all means apply! We look for passion and drive in our students just as much as we look for prior experience, so don’t let the term “advanced” deter you from completing an application.




What are the supplemental artistic materials?


If applying for NTI-Advanced Directing, please submit up to 2-10 samples of your directing work. This could be a portfolio, rehearsal/production photos, video clips, concept statements, notated scripts. and/or plans or research for a dream production. If applying for NTI-Advanced Playwriting, please submit up to 2-5 samples of your writing. This may include samples of your playwriting style, video clips of performances or staged readings, outlines for plays yet to be written, and/or other writing samples (lyrics, composition, poetry, short story, etc.)





FINANCIAL AID

Are scholarships available?


Click to learn about NTI scholarships and financial aid best practices here. NTI offers need-based scholarships to qualified students. Details about the available scholarships are listed above. To be considered for scholarship, students must complete a scholarship application as part of their additional materials for admission. See the sample NTI Scholarship Application for an idea of what information you'll be asked to provide. Students must provide all necessary documentation to qualify. Scholarships may not be applied to the program deposit. Students with specific financial aid questions are encouraged to contact Amanda Ritchie at aritchie@theoneill.org or 860-443-5378 x224. Looking to support a student scholarship? Donate here or contact the Development Office.




What if I am currently receiving financial aid at my school?


If you are currently enrolled (including being on a summer break) at another college while attending NTI, you should contact that school's financial aid office and inquire about their policies for financial aid consortium agreements. A financial aid consortium agreement may allow you to use financial aid that is being applied toward your bill at your home college to attend NTI. Please contact Program Administrator Amanda Ritchie at aritchie@theoneill.org or 860-443-5478 x 224 with questions.




I am completing FAFSA. What is the NTI's school code?


As a semester-long program, NTI is not a Title IV school, and does not have a school code to include on the FAFSA. Students are encouraged to use thier existing school code and work with their financial aid, off-campus studies, or study abroad office. Connecticut College’s code should not be used.




What are the estimated additional expenses for each program?


The numbers below are a quick look at additional expenses for the average student attending a semester with NTI. In cases of financial hardship, NTI is able to help defray the cost of books and supplies. Please contact nti@theoneill.org with questions. NTI, NTI-AD, NTI-AP, NMTI
Travel to/from CT
Books and Supplies ~$400
Personal Expenses ~$800 (approximate for laundry, sundries, and souvenirs).
Refundable Room and Key Deposit $125
MATS
Travel to CT in September
Travel from NYC airport in December
Visa Fee ~$400
HIV Test ~$200 (if not covered by insurance)
Books and Supplies ~$400
Personal Expenses ~$800 (approximate for laundry, transportation, sundries, and souvenirs).
Meals ~$1,300-$2,200 (options include school cafeteria, restaurants, and dorm kitchen)
Theatermakers Summer Intensive
Travel to/from CT
Books and Supplies~$300
Personal Expenses ~$400 (approximate for laundry, sundries, and souvenirs).
Refundable Room and Key Deposit $125




What is NTI's Withdrawal/Refund Policy?


All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing, and recieved on a business day. For withdrawal notifications made 90 days prior to the start of the semester: 50% of tuition and 100% of room & board is refunded. Program deposit and costs incurred on student's behalf is retained by NTI. On or between 90-60 days prior to the start of the semester, 50% of of room & board is refunded. Program deposit, costs incurred on student's behalf, and tuition is retained by NTI. 60 days prior to the start of the semester, no refunds will be made. Note: Students may elect to defer to a later semester, a deferral fee of $5,000 may apply. Please email NTIAdmissions@theoneill.org if you are considering withdrawing or deferring.




Does NTI provide health insurance?


No. All students entering the program are required to carry their own health insurance or be covered under their parents' plan while studying with NTI. Proof of coverage is to be submitted along with your student forms upon admittance to any of NTI’s programs.





NTI-ADVANCED PROGRAMS

What is your definition of "advanced"? Do I need extensive experience to apply?


Our advanced semesters are intended for students who have a pointed desire to advance themselves in the fields of either directing or playwriting. The experience levels of these applicants varies from undergraduates with minimal experience to post graduates with quite a few credits to their names to adult students looking for a career boost. If you have a desire to pursue one of these fields, by all means apply! We look for passion and drive in our students just as much as we look for prior experience, so don’t let the term “advanced” deter you from completing an application.




What are the supplemental artistic materials?


If applying for NTI-Advanced Directing, please submit up to 2-10 samples of your directing work. This could be a portfolio, rehearsal/production photos, video clips, concept statements, notated scripts. and/or plans or research for a dream production. If applying for NTI-Advanced Playwriting, please submit up to 2-5 samples of your writing. This may include samples of your playwriting style, video clips of performances or staged readings, outlines for plays yet to be written, and/or other writing samples (lyrics, composition, poetry, short story, etc.)





THEATERMAKERS SUMMER INTENSIVE

I am relatively new to directing & the things I have directed I haven't taken photos of. What can I include for my Theatermakers-Directing Portfolio?


Include any documented materials you do have, but don’t feel like you are necessarily at a disadvantage if you don’t have photos or a large body of work under your belt. There are many different ways for you to share with us your ideas and promise as an emerging theater artist and we encourage you to consider sharing your plans for future projects, example of an annotated script, action outlines, director’s notes, ground plans, rehearsal schedules, concept images, script analysis, etc.




Can I apply to multiple focuses if I submit several applications?


You are welcome to apply for multiple focuses and submit separate applications for each. Each application will be evaluated separately.





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