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Master of Fine Arts in Theater Arts

Master of Fine Arts in Theater Arts

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
Courses in theater arts are available for students majoring in other disciplines who want to develop their communication skills and their ability to appreciate and evaluate what they see and hear. The theater arts department offers a cross-disciplinary and liberal-arts education. Pre professional courses provide vocational competence in teaching and in some aspects of commercial theater. Some students seek careers in commercial, educational, and community theaters as designers, actors, technicians, stage managers, or theater managers. Some students use their liberal-arts background to pursue vocational opportunities that require advanced skills in communication and organization. Students may gain practical experience in theater studies through University Theatre productions and other opportunities. Students entering the master’s degree program should have an undergraduate major in theater arts or the equivalent, while students entering the doctoral program should have completed a master’s degree in theater arts or the equivalent. Each graduate student is expected to show ability in both academic and production areas. During residence at the university, a student is expected to make a significant contribution in three areas out of the following seven: acting, directing, technical theater, management, playwriting, teaching, and design.