Master On Campus


University of North Carolina Greensboro

24 months
1715 USD/credit
1715 USD/credit
653 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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.

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    653 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 653 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Greensboro

1001 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

University of North Carolina Greensboro


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!