Sep 27, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre (Performance), M.F.A.

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Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre

The objective of the Master of Fine Arts curriculum is to develop the educated Theatre Artist by offering sound theory and intensive practical training simultaneously. Students in the Master of Fine Arts programs will elect a degree plan with specialization in one of the following areas: (1) directing, (2) performance or (3) design and technical theatre.

Regular admission to a Master of Fine Arts program requires: (1) the submission of Graduate Record Examination scores; (2) an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 in the undergraduate major area or on the last 60 hours attempted; (3) acceptable performance audition or portfolio evaluations; (4) three strong letters of recommendation, which should address the applicant's academic preparation in the area of theatre; and (5) successful personal interviews. Members of all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Performance students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in a "showcase" performance during the first semester in residence.

The Master of Fine Arts program normally requires three years of full-time graduate study and the completion of a minimum approved program of sixty (60) hours with at least 18 hours of coursework at the 600 level or higher. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation. The candidate will satisfactorily complete a creative project in his major area of emphasis and defend it orally before the Theatre faculty. Proficiency reviews will be required of all M.F.A. candidates at the conclusion of their second semester in residence. Comprehensive exam is required.

Research and Scholarly Integrity Education

All faculty holding Regular or Associate graduate faculty status, must complete CITI training modules required by the Graduate School and their schools. All graduate students must complete the CITI training modules (or approved equivalent training) required by the Graduate School and their schools the first semester they are enrolled in graduate school. The RSIE policy and training information are found on the Graduate School web page – Contact the Dean of the Graduate School if you have any questions regarding the policy of training information.

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