University of North Carolina Greensboro

24 months
1715 USD/credit
1715 USD/credit
653 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth at University of North Carolina Greensboro is a terminal degree program designed to educate theatre artists for leadership roles within the growing field of theatre with and for youth. Candidates for this program demonstrate a dedication to working with young people through drama-in-education and theatre for young audiences.


In this 60-semester-hour degree program, students take classes in Drama-in-Education, Theatre for Youth, Theatre-in-Education, puppetry, and directing. Additional electives ensure the program engage with each student’s area of interest. Professional guest artists engage in residencies each year, bringing multiple perspectives to the curriculum.

The program is highly competitive, accepting only two students every other year. To gain acceptance into the program, students must first be admitted to the Graduate School at University of North Carolina Greensboro. Students are required to interview and submit a portfolio that may include promptbooks, production photos, directorial position papers, dramaturgical research, outreach guides, lesson plans, and/or a record of their theatre for youth experience.

MFA Curriculum

During their course of study, students are expected to participate in campus productions through the North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) production series. Internships are also encouraged, usually during summer months, and are arranged in consultation with the advisor. The School of Theatre encourages approved work outside the University and has partnerships with Triad Stage, a professional regional theatre located in downtown Greensboro. NCTYP also prepares students to attend regional and national competitions, symposia, and conferences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Drama in Education
  • Puppetry
  • Theatre in Education
  • Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Applied Play Directing
  • Advanced Play Directing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students should be ready to submit the following materials with the Graduate School application:

  • a $65 application fee
  • transcripts from all institutions where coursework was completed (details)
  • three (3) letters of recommendation former professors, employers, or persons well-acquainted with the prospective student's academic and/or performance potential

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    653 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 653 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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