Following the 2023 Supreme Court decision regarding the consideration of race in admissions, President Peter Salovey affirmed Yale’s commitment to creating “an inclusive, diverse, and excellent educational environment.” The David Geffen School of Drama unequivocally support Dr. Salovey’s proposition. While we must comply with the Supreme Court decisions, our graduate conservatory’s dedication to inclusive admissions processes will not waver from its focus on applicants’ artistry, self-awareness, collaborative skill, curiosity, resilience, and ambition. Read Our Full Statement

David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre require all students, technical interns, faculty, staff, and guest artists to follow Yale University's COVID vaccine policy, which strongly recommends vaccines. The Yale policy is subject to change pending changes to public health conditions. Additionally, community members will be asked to comply with any masking or testing policies set forth by the School, Yale Rep, or Yale University, should they arise.


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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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The current application cycle is open as of September 6, 2023 for admission in the fall of 2024.



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