MFA in Acting Auditions

Individuals interested in enrolling in the Master of Fine Arts in Acting program at Kent State must participate in an audition prior to admission.

The M.F.A. in Acting at Kent is intended for the experienced professional and follows a rigorous two-year program designed for professionals who wish to focus on refining and articulating their acting process, while gaining sound pedagogical practice in performance-related subjects such as Acting, Voice and Speech, Movement, and Musical Theatre.

The two-year terminal degree provides the candidate a set of core classes centered around a variety of techniques and theories. It provides ample opportunities to hone performance and teaching skills as you earn a degree.

  • Teaching and mentorship opportunities.
  • Explore pedagogical approaches that are collaborative, consent-based, and equitable.
  • Performance and production opportunities within the School of Theatre and Dance.
  • On-site professional URTA AEA Tier II summer theatre, Porthouse Theatre.
  • Competitive teaching assistantships available with full tuition waiver, stipend and subsidized health coverage.
  • Engage with a faculty of experienced professional actors, voice and movement specialists, choreographers, producers, and directors.
  • NAST accredited

Recruitment will begin in Fall 2023 for the next class, to start in August 2024: Audition Format and Requirements

The audition consists of the presentation of:

  • Two contrasting monologues — not to exceed four minutes total
  • If you sing, you may also include one 16 or 32 bar song
  • A current resume or CV

How to Audition

Please submit your material at any time, via video submission, to Amy Fritsche at

Audition Dates

Jan. 13-14, 2024 | URTA | California State University, Fullerton
Jan. 19-21, 2024 | URTA | Philadelphia
Jan. 22, 2024 | Kent State University | New York Auditions 
Feb. 2, 2024 | Kent State University | In-House Auditions
Feb. 4, 2024 | URTA | Virtual Auditions

More Information

For further information please contact

Amy Fritsche
Associate Professor