The focus of the MFA Program in Directing is to develop the director as a master storyteller. The program is designed to build a skilled, creative visionary and highly collaborative artistic leader, who is able to mold an existing text or new work into a theatrically compelling and unifying event that both enlightens and entertains an audience.
Course of Study
The completion of 60 credits is necessary for the MFA in Directing. The degree can be completed over the course of three years, excluding summers. Graduate assistantships are available.
Seminar in Dramatic Literature I & II
Visual History I & II
Teaching in Higher Education
Acting & Movement IV (Le Coq)
Playwrights and Directors
Film Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors
M.F.A. PlayFest project (staged reading of new play)
Serialized Media Project
Thesis Production (a fully supported mainstage production)
A written thesis is required for completion of the degree.
Learn more about the curriculum in the Graduate Bulletin.
The next eligible entrance date is Fall 2018, and applications can be submitted beginning in September 2017. A complete application should include an application letter, a statement of goals, three letters of recommendation, a resume, and a copy of undergraduate transcripts. Information on application requirements and the interview process can be found under Theater Admissions.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Head of Graduate Directing, Professor Edward Sobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the admission process, please contact Paury Flowers at TheaterMFA@temple.edu.