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The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University is not currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

In order to receive a master’s degree, applicants to the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, be able to demonstrate a strong foundation of study and practice in theatre and have a willingness to undertake rigorous classical theatre training. All applicants must meet the requirements for graduate study at GW.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree who have demonstrated professional commitment through their work in theatre are eligible to apply to the program; such applicants, if accepted, receive a Certificate of Completion in lieu of the MFA degree.

Tuition and fees are the same for certificate and degree students.