The first step for all our programs is to fill out an information form.

Once you fill out the form, our Director of Admissions Matt Chapman will be in touch about next steps.

Application Information Form

The 2020-2021 school year will be different from previous years at Dell’Arte. Because of the pandemic, we have decided to postpone our next PTP class and our 2nd-year MFA students, until the Fall of 2021. We are still accepting applications for our Bali Program, which we hope will be running with new dates in March this year.

We will be starting modified in-person classes with our third-year MFA students in late September of 2020. Please reach out to Matt Chapman at with any questions you may have. Stay safe!

We are still processing applications for the Fall of 2021 and answering any questions you may have about our training programs.

Please submit all application materials to

PTP and MFA Application requirements

Submit online Application Information Form
A Statement of Purpose (Why Dell’Arte, and why now? To what end do you hope to apply your training? )
3 Letters of Recommendation
Resume and Current Photo
$35 Application Fee payable here
Video or In-Person Audition: One piece of theatre: your life story in 5 minutes. It should include 2 contrasting monologues (one in heightened/poetic language if possible), a song, and dynamic movement. Upload to vimeo or youtube and send the link. Please title the video with your name and “audition” – do not include Dell’Arte’s name in the title.
Financial Plan: foreign nationals only – a simple statement outlining your plans for paying for the program and costs of living
MFA ONLY: official copies of academic transcripts
MFA ONLY: some applicants will be invited to the school for an in-person callback

Please direct any questions to our Director of Admissions, Matt Chapman, at

International students who are applying for the PTP and MFA programs and who do not possess a U.S. citizenship: please be aware that admission can happen no later than July 20th, as the process to obtain the form I-20 and Non-Immigrant F-1/M-1 Status Student Visa takes, at minimum, two weeks to process and the school operates under limited business hours in the month of August. 

A note on the relationship between the PTP and the MFA:

The PTP is the flagship program of the school; it’s what most students in the school’s 40-year history have come to attend at Dell’Arte. With the addition of the MFA program in 2004, students have had the opportunity to continue the training for additional years. Some MFA students begin their training as MFA students; others begin as PTP students. PTP graduates are eligible to apply for matriculation into the second year of the MFA program at any time.

Dell’Arte International Summer Intensive enrollment requirements

Submit online Application Information Form
Submit $1,250 Tuition payable here

Please note: the Summer Intensive is an enrollment process, not an application; spots in the class fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. As soon as you complete the above, your spot is secured.

Please direct any questions to our Director of Admissions, Matt Chapman, at

Study Abroad: Bali application requirements

To apply for our 2018 Bali Program, please submit the following to

Submit online Application Information Form
Statement of Purpose (no more than one page): Why this program? What do you hope to gain?
Brief Outline of Your Travel Experience: Locations? duration of travel? organized by a travel agent or tour group? did you travel alone, with family, with friends?
Indicate Preferred Study Focus: Mask Carving or Shadow Puppetry
3 Reference Contacts (with both phone & email) for teachers, professional colleagues, directors*
Country of Citizenship
Date of Birth
Passport ID Number
Passport Name: your full name exactly as it appears on your passport
Passport Date of Expiration
City You Want to Depart From
Single or Double Room Preference (Single rooms have supplemental fee)
$35 Non-Refundable Application Fee

*Dell’Arte PTP and MFA graduates do not need to include travel experience or reference contact info.
For questions about the program or the application, please call: 707-668-5663. Students will be notified of acceptance within 3 weeks of their application. Accepted applicants will be sent a list of payment deadlines and complete trip information.