12 months
2154 USD/credit 64620 USD/year
2154 USD/credit 64620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing at Baylor University is intended for the artist-scholar who plans to direct professionally, work as an artistic director, and/or pursue a career in university theatre education.


The Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to the formation of professional directors who are artist-scholars. The Directing program offered by Baylor University delivers a specialized and thorough curriculum correlated to nationally recognized standards and designed to prepare qualified students for success in professional theatre, educational theatre, and university teaching. The Master of Fine Arts Degree in Directing is the only terminal degree in theatre offered at any Baptist university in the world.

Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of our curriculum, the student will demonstrate:

  • The ability to imagine, articulate, and implement an overall conceptual approach to a variety of plays and to develop and realize a directorial concept in a fully mounted production from its inception through public performance.
  • A broad knowledge of dramatic literature and theatre history and demonstrated research ability to draw upon the cultural context in which the plays were generated.
  • The ability to collaborate with actors in their process of creation and performance.
  • An understanding of basic design principles and demonstrated competency in effectively utilizing these principles in the staging of a play.
  • An understanding and critical judgment of all the theatre arts and crafts which serves as a basis for communication with other theatre artists and decision-making.
  • The ability to communicate with and collaborate effectively with such contributing theatre personnel as designers, voice and movement coaches, dramaturges, technicians, publicists, and administrators.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Contemporary Performance Theory
  • Dramatic Theory and Criticism
  • Scholarship and Research Methods
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Test  Score Report for GRE/GMAT if required by your prospective program; 
  • Test Score Report for TOEFL/IELTS or exemption request with proof of English proficiency;
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (you will be able to request these via an automated email as part of your online application).
  • A completed and submitted online application.
  • Application fee payment (you pay after submitting the application online; applications are not reviewed until the application fee is paid).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    64620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2154 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    64620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2154 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Waco

857 - 1588 USD /month
Living costs

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


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