Abbott MFA in Musical Theater

Application & Portfolio

Supplemental Items/Portfolio

Required supplemental items will automatically populate on your application checklist after you submit the application and pay the fee. All additional materials must be submitted through the “Supplemental Items” section in the application.


  • Composer, Lyricist and Composer/Lyricist: 

Recordings, no more than 20 minutes in length, plus relevant materials such as scores, lyric sheets, charts, YouTube links or standard video formats, etc.  For video content, please submit embedded links in a word document. Excerpts from a musical theatre piece are preferred, but other works (e.g., pop songs, song cycles, instrumental works, poetry, etc.) demonstrating a wide stylistic range are also encouraged.  Please include a libretto and brief synopsis for the musical you are submitting, if available. 

  • Director:

Submit a reel of your creative work, production photos, reviews and/or your website. For video content please submit embedded links in a word document.

  • Bookwriters/Playwrights:

A pdf of a script for a musical theatre piece and recordings of songs written for it, or a pdf of a script of a play. For video content, please submit embedded links in a word document. Include a synopsis and reviews, if available.  Non-playwrights may apply and should submit a portfolio that reflects their recent work (i.e. poetry, fiction, non-fiction).


Application Deadline

  • Fall: February 1, 2022

This program will next be admitting applicants for the fall 2022 semester.

Link to University Application Site 
Link to Supplemental Questions and Additional Writing form

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