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Theatre Arts, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #863 (BCR) , CA,
The 60-unit, three-year Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts offers a Concentration in Design/Technical Production and is designed to provide rigorous, professional training to prepare students for careers as professional theatre artists or artist teachers.

About

The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts combines the elements of professional practice and scholarly work to project a production concept through a specific discipline. The philosophy of the curriculum is based on two necessities of theatrical art: collaboration and discipline.

Students progress through a full-time sequence of courses which trains them to work with other specialized theatre artists in realizing a total work of theatre, as well as to excel in their own chosen arts. The program is designed to develop the candidate's practical skills and personal strengths towards motivating communication, commitment, and support among the production group.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar: Theatrical History and Historiography
  • Shakespeare: Text and Performance Seminar
  • Playcrafting and Dramaturgy
  • Collaborative Processes in Theatre
  • Play Production Concepts
  • Design Studio
  • Internship in Theatre
  • Advanced Practicum in Theatre 

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 36 months
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:

                7

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              • Minimum required score:

                80

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              • Minimum required score:

                550

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: 3

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              General Requirements

              The general University admission requirements are:

              • Hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree. If you were educated outside of the United States, you must have earned a degree or diploma that SFSU considers to be the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
              • Have the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 GPA or "B" average. Your overall marks, average exam scores or average grade earned should be better than average or better than passing.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                7176 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
              • National

                7176 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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              Living costs for San Francisco

              • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
                Living Costs

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