Auditioning and Applying for the PATP - 2014
Our program seeks naturally 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 to 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.
The audition consists of a private fifteen-minute audition and interview with the head of the PATP. We are holding private auditions in 2014 in Seattle on January 18 and in New York on January 29 (and are also attending the U/RTA auditions in New York and Chicago). We will contact you after you submit your application to the graduate school to schedule your audition.
You should prepare the following:
You should also be ready to detail your previous training.
Please mail the following to the School of Drama. Our mailing address is: Graduate Programs, School of Drama, University of Washington, Box 353950, Seattle WA 98195-3950.
Applicants for graduate study at the University of Washington apply to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Apply on-line at: https://www.grad.washington.edu/applForAdmiss/ . They charge an application fee which is separate from the audition fee.
We are not attending U/RTA auditions in San Francisco, but will be attending U/RTA auditions in Chicago.
If you have any questions on the application process, contact the School of Drama's graduate program assistant, Sue Bruns, at (206)543-0714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information on the PATP program, contact Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton at (206)616-7148.
We will email you to schedule your audition appointment after you apply to the graduate school. Later applicants may not get their first choice of audition time; however every effort will be made to schedule a private audition for everyone who submits an application.
Applicants who do not want a private audition and plan to only audition through the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA) National Unified Final Auditions do not submit any University of Washington application materials unless asked to after their final U/RTA audition. (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.)
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.
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 and TSE scores and other Graduate School requirements.