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The School of Theatre & Dance offers a three-year Master of Fine Arts degree in five areas:  acting, lighting, costumes, scenery, and technical direction.  Theses 60 credit hour programs can be completed in six semesters (three years).  These MFA programs are accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Theatre and are terminal degrees for these fields.

With an emphasis in hands-on learning in a rigorous production environment, our MFA program provides students with significant experience to develop and hone their craft and to graduate with a significant portfolio of realized work.  Furthermore, all of our MFA students get real-world teaching experience at the university level under the guidance of our faculty.

MFA Application Process

Application deadline for the most advantageous consideration is March 1. 

Please note that the MFA Acting program will not be accepting applications until 2017-2018 for a fall 2018 admission.

MFA Design & Technology programs accept applications every year and admit students on a rolling basis. Acceptance is determined after an interview and portfolio review.

To begin the admission process to our MFA Programs in Design & Technology, please complete the online application. Upon receipt of this application we will contact you to schedule an interview and portfolio review.

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Recruitment representatives will also be attending the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) National Unified Auditions and Interviews in Chicago 2/4/16 through 2/7/16.