Yale University requires all students, other than those with approved medical or religious exemptions, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have obtained a booster shot. According to University policy, vaccine exempt individuals must wear a mask at all times and maintain a six-foot social distance from others both indoors and outdoors, in addition to twice weekly testing. Theatrical production activity is central to the training in all programs at David Geffen School of Drama. Production work at the School and Yale Repertory Theatre requires everyone taking part to be vaccinated and boosted because we cannot guarantee that the production environment will support the ability to socially distance throughout rehearsals, tech and performances. Additionally, there are many in-class activities where a six-foot distance from faculty and other students cannot be accommodated. Therefore, we are not able to offer candidates who are not fully vaccinated and boosted admission to our programs. If you receive an offer to attend the School you will therefore need to attest to being fully vaccinated and having received a booster, and ultimately show proof of full vaccination and booster as authorized by the World Health Organization and Food and Drug Administration in accordance with Yale's COVID-19 guidelines. 


David Geffen School of Drama offers graduate training programs in every theatrical discipline. Please visit our training pages for detailed information about each department's program of study and admission requirements.

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With consideration of the continued impacts of COVID-19, David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre intend to return to in-person learning and production in 2021–2022. In accordance with the most updated public health guidance, modifications—including to the production schedule—may be required. Unless otherwise noted, all sections pertaining to production work in this bulletin refer to a typical production schedule and may be modified by the School for the 2021–2022 academic year.

In service of the School’s mission, the M.F.A. and Certificate in Drama degree programs were temporarily extended by one fully funded year of study for the classes of ’22, ’23, and ’24. The incoming class of ’25 (M.F.A. and Certificate in Drama) in fall 2022 will return to a three-year plan of study. As of the 2021–2022 academic year, the Technical Internship will remain a one-year plan of study.

The contents of this bulletin are subject to change throughout the academic year. Updates will be sent via email and posted to the School’s website as applicable.

The current application cycle is open as of October 4, 2021 for admission in the fall of 2022.



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