Theatre MFA (Emphasis in Directing or Design)

60 credit hours

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate major in theatre is preferred, but not required.
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Portfolio Review
  • Interview

Note: The theatre faculty will evaluate the transcripts of those students who have received a Master of Arts in Theatre from an accredited institution to determine the number of credits, if any, that will be applied toward the degree. In most cases, no more than nine hours will be accepted in transfer.

Degree Requirements

  • TA 51500 Graduate Script Analysis (3)
  • TA 52500 Research Methods in Theatre (3)
  • TA 56500 Professional Internship (3)
  • TA 60000 Master's Project and Thesis (6)
  • Thirty credit hours in the specialization area of directing or design
  • Nine hours of electives
  • Three credit hours in theatre history
  • Three credit hours in dramatic literature
  • Participation in semester evaluations with the theatre faculty. Based on the recommendation of the faculty, the Theatre Department chairperson may place a student on probation or suspension from the program if the quality of their curricular and/or extracurricular work has been deficient.
  • It is expected that all graduate students maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. No more than six credit hours of C will be accepted toward the degree.

Note: The requirements in theatre history and dramatic literature may be waived and replaced with six credit hours from the graduate theatre curriculum at the discretion of the Theatre Department chairperson.