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Hollins University
Graduate Center
PO Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
(540) 362-6288 (Fax)

Applying to the Certificate in New Play Directing

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. That degree need not be in the field of dramatic arts, though because of the intensive nature of the program applicants must demonstrate prior experience in the theatre if that is not their degree field. They must submit a letter of intent, stating how they anticipate the certificate program will be of benefit to them in the profession.

Applicants must give evidence of their capacity to undertake the certificate program by undergraduate record, submission of artistic portfolio including reviews, resume and such other support as the candidate deems relevant along with three letters of recommendation. They may also submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination, but the GRE is not required. A nonrefundable application fee of $40 must be submitted with the application.

An application form is available for download (PDF).

Further information on the certificate may be requested from:

  • Todd Ristau, Director
  • Graduate Programs in Playwriting
  • Hollins University
  • P.O. Box 9603
  • Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
  • Phone: (540) 362-6575
  • Fax: (540) 362-6288
  • Email: hugrad@hollins.edu

Application materials being sent through postal mail should be addressed to:

  • Hollins University Graduate Center
  • P.O. Box 9603
  • Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
  • Application deadline: February 15, 2016

Any items being submitted electronically should be sent to: hugrad@hollins.edu.

Application checklist

  • Application for admission. (Download the PDF of the application.)
  • Nonrefundable processing fee ($40)
  • Letter of Intent, stating how you anticipate the certificate program will be of benefit in your profession.
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate work (certified electronic transcripts are accepted)
  • Submission of an artistic portfolio including reviews, resume, and such other support as the candidate deems relevant
  • Three letters of recommendation (Recommendations may be sent through postal mail or emailed by the recommender on his/her letterhead to hugrad@hollins.edu)