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The application is now open for the 2023 Theatre Arts, Film & Video, and Debate Institutes!

You will be asked to select the division for which you would like to apply. If you are interested in more than one program, you will need to fill out a secondary application for each additional area/division. If you are applying to any of the programs within the Theatre Arts Division, be sure to watch the video below from our Theatre Arts Division Director, George Keating, before you apply!

All applications require a $50 non-refundable application fee. This fee is not creditable toward tuition or other fees in the advent of admission. You will have the option to pay this fee online once you submit the application, or you can submit it directly through this link: Pay My Application Fee. If you are applying to more than one program or concentration, subsequent fees will be $20. Email our office for the reduced fee link once you’ve applied to your secondary programs. NHSI will waive the application fee for families with financial need.  Please email to request an application fee waiver.

If you are interested in the Summer Playwriting Intensive, those applications will open later this winter. Click here to be notified when the applications open! Or, checkout our Online Boot Camps being offered this winter and spring.



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or 847-491-3026.

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