118 College Drive #5052
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Aronson, Bush, Dettman, Hayes, Herzlinger, Judd, Rackoff
The School of Performing and Visual Arts is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Theatre requirements are in accordance with the published regulations of this association. The School of Performing and Visual Arts offers programs leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre.
To be eligible for admission, a student must have a bachelor’s degree and have completed a minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hours of undergraduate coursework in theatre or theatre-related areas. Those who do not meet the minimum entrance requirements may be admitted but will be expected to take undergraduate courses to cover deficiencies. It should be emphasized that admission to the Graduate School does not imply acceptance of the student as a candidate for a graduate degree. (See general admission requirements and procedures as set forth in this Bulletin.)
Upon being admitted into a graduate program, the student will be assisted by the school director in selecting an appropriate graduate advisory committee composed of three faculty members, one of whom will serve as major professor.
Before the end of the first week of classes, an entrance interview and audition/portfolio review is required of all students entering a master’s program.
ProgramsMaster of Fine Arts