Application Information

Who is eligible?


  • Recent high school graduates with a performance background seeking a gap year
  • Theater majors in their junior or senior year
  • Theater minors and second-term sophomores with special recommendations from theater faculty 
  • Recent college graduates with an AA or Bachelor's degree in theater or a theater minor
  • International students



  • A GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Proof of current health insurance




• Application fee: $50

• Tuition: $15,000  

• Housing: $5,000–7,500*

• Cultural Landscapes Course Fee: $400  

• Library fee: $25


Financial Aid

A.C.T. offers a limited number of scholarships to students enrolled in the San Francisco Semester. While no federal or state aid—such as a Pell Grant or a Stafford Loan—is available, A.C.T. can work with your current/home college to develop a consortium agreement if you are eligible.

Students applying for an A.C.T. scholarship must complete their enrollment application package and submit an online 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (available at by October 15, 2017 for the Spring 2018 Semester. Private educational loans are also available if you qualify.

If you have any questions, please contact A.C.T.'s financial aid office at 415.439.2411 or email


Download more information about A.C.T.'s MFA Program,
San Francisco Semester, and
Summer Training Congress.

Application Info


SFS: Spring 2020

Final Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

Registration and Orientation:
January 24, 2020

Classes Begin:
January 27, 2020

Classes End:
May 16

SFS: Fall 2020

Early-bird Deadline: 
April 17, 2020

For most serious consideration, apply by: 
May 15, 2020

Registration and Orientation:
August 28, 2020

Classes Begin:
August 31, 2020

Classes End:
December 11, 2020


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