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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. These 60 credit hour programs can be completed in six semesters (three years). 

Our M.F.A. 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 M.F.A. students get real-world teaching experience at the university level under the guidance of our faculty.

Master of Fine Arts Application Process

Application deadline for the most advantageous consideration is March 1. 

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

M.F.A. 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 M.F.A. 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.

Apply Now for MFA Design and Technology programs