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Harvard's Graduate Theater Program Suspends Admissions



    Harvard's Graduate Theater Program Suspends Admissions
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    FILE - Entrance gate and East facade of Sever Hall at Harvard Yard in Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts,.

    Harvard University's graduate theater program, which is housed within the critically acclaimed American Repertory Theater, will suspend admissions for the next three years.

    The move was announced in a Friday email from the ART Institute.

    In January, the school suspended admissions for one year after the program received a "failing" grade from the U.S. Department of Education for saddling graduates with an average of $78,000 in debt.

    Unlike other graduate-level drama programs, the ART Institute does not offer a master of fine arts degree. Graduates are awarded a master of liberal arts degree in extension studies through the Harvard Extension School.

    The ART Institute has incubated productions for multiple recent Broadway hits, including the Tony Award-winning 2013 revival of "Pippin" and the currently running musical "Waitress."

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