The Department of Theater offers master of fine arts degrees in Acting, Directing, Design and Playwriting. Additionally the department offers a master of arts degree in Musical Theater Studies and Theater Instruction. Students in these programs are trained by professional faculty who are accomplished in their field, to learn, create and teach. MFA students work together in the classroom, on projects, and in the theater to create innovative, professional and diverse theaterical experiences.
Most of the programs require three academic years to complete. The Acting, Directing and Musical Theater Collaboration programs admits a cohort every three years. The Design, Playwriting and Musical Theater Studies programs admit qualified students each fall. See the sections below for information about applying to one of the graduate programs offered by the Department of Theater.