Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.F.A.
Areas of Study
  • Directing for Stage and Screen
  • Stage Design

Theatre Arts

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Theatre Arts

Application Deadline

Stage Design
   Accepting applications annually.
   Accepting applications for Fall 2014, 2017, 2020.
For financial consideration
   Fall: March 10

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The Master of Fine Arts in theatre arts is a three-year program offering two areas of emphasis: design/stage technology and directing.

All graduate programs combine academic depth with professional training to prepare students for success in theatre. Students admitted to the program are selected through University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA) auditions and through on-campus interview and portfolio presentation. Students interested in the design/technical emphasis should be able to provide evidence of drawing ability and/or technical skills.

Graduate courses are offered in the disciplines of dramatic analysis, theatre history, directing, film, production, and design. Theatre classes and productions are held in the Temple Building, which contains the Howell Theatre, Studio Theatre, and Lab Theatre. Teaching assistantships are available for selected students.

Courses and More

Students in Theatre Arts are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

Theatre Studies; Acting; Directing; Stage Combat
Voice; Acting
Film and New Media Production; Screenwriting
Theatre and Film History
Animation; Film; New Media Production
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History; Dramatic Literature; Criticism
Acting; Directing
Lighting; Scenic Design
Acting; Stage Combat
Directing; Acting
Technical Direction; Set Design
Costume Design
Acting; Directing; Stage Combat
Film and New Media Production; Directing; Postproduction
Scene and Production Design; Film and TV

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