When prospective theatre design students start researching grad schools, they often very quickly find their way to URTA. URTA plays a number of important roles in the American Theater, and one of the most visible is that they host a series of audition & interview sessions where actors, directors, designers, and stage managers can see and be seen by a large number of MFA training programs.
UCI participates in the URTA review program, typically sending faculty of all areas out to meet potential students. But, this year, for a couple of reasons, the Sound Design program will probably not be attending the URTA review.
If you are interested in the Sound Design program at UCI, please do not expect to meet us at URTA. Instead, please reach out directly to either Head of Sound Design Mike Hooker or Head of Design Vincent Olivieri. Both of us are happy to correspond with you as you work to determine which schools are most appropriate for your application this winter.
Good luck in your search this year! We'll miss seeing you at URTAs, but we look forward to your emails and correspondence!