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 International Student Enrollment Info 

Authorized under US law to enroll non-immigrant alien students who meet eligibility requirements, Theatre of Arts welcomes English-speaking students from all over the world!  We proactively enroll talent representing diverse nations, as well as communities that have been historically marginalized, providing them with the tools and training to change our industry, and in turn, the global conversation. 


TOA is licensed by the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and uses The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to issue F-1 VISAs to qualifying non-immigrant students and their dependents. Before the SEVIS record can be initiated, applicants must pass the general admission requirements for the entry into the two-year conservatory. Upon admission, the applicant must then fill out a form I-20 with the designated SEVIS officer (DSO) of Theatre of Arts and is responsible for following all of the rules and regulations, dates and deadlines that fall within the requirements of the SEVIS system. Applicants who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) for up to one year following the program. Refer to the SEVIS website @ ice.gov/sevis for more information.

International Admissions Process

  • Submit Signed Application

  • Submit Signed Enrollment Agreement

  • Submit Signed Financial Certification Form 

  • Fulfill all Admission Requirements

  • Non-immigrant applicants residing in the US at the time of application must submit a photocopy of the Visa page contained within the student’s passport as well as a photocopy of the student's I/94 arrival departure record (both sides).

  • Non-immigrant applicants residing in the United States at the time of application in either F or J non-immigrant classification must submit written confirmation of non-immigrant status at previous school attended before transferring to Theatre of Arts.

English Language Proficiency Policy

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language. Theatre of Arts does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL). English proficiency levels are assessed from the audition, student interview, and personal statement.

We encourage all international applicants to contact us today via admissions@toa.edu with any questions you may have about realizing your dreams of studying acting in Hollywood, USA.