Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions that are not answered below, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Nadler, assistant to the director of undergraduate studies, at elizabeth.nadler@duke.edu.

When I visit Duke, may I observe theater classes?
Yes. The faculty welcomes and encourages prospective students to observe and participate in all classes.

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Do you have to audition to enter the theater studies program?
Admission to Duke guarantees admission to all programs.

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Does the theater studies program have influence in the admission process?
We can make recommendations based on the theatrical expertise of the prospective student. We highly recommend that applicants submit supplementary artistic material in the form of a video with their Duke admissions application.

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Are there theater studies scholarships?
Although the Theater Studies Department is not able to offer talent-based scholarships, the Financial Aid office helps all students with their financial needs.

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Are theater studies classes open to graduate students of other disciplines?
Yes, based on space availability and with the permission of their department. 

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