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Theatre, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) , PA,
Facilities include the Playhouse, a 450-seat proscenium theatre; the Pavilion, a 249-seat thrust theatre; a 150-seat proscenium theatre in the heart of downtown State College; theatre production studios for scenic, property, and costume preparation; two computer-assisted design laboratories; a lighting laboratory; a sound and media studio; and rehearsal and dance studios.

About

The master of fine arts degree program in Theatre pursues the following objectives:

  • to assist each student in acquiring discriminating taste and critical judgment in theatre;
  • to help each student attain skills and proficiencies in theatre;
  • to provide the training, discipline, and opportunities essential to the development of a professional ability in at least one area of theatre; and
  • to prepare each student for an active career in academic and/or professional theatre or other areas within the entertainment industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Theatre Projects
  • Theatre History: Ancient to 1700
  • Theatre History: American Theatre

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • A broad undergraduate preparation in theatre, including 3 credits each in acting, directing, stagecraft, and theatre history; and 6 credits of dramatic literature;
  • 12 credits in related subject areas such as communications, oral interpretation, art, business, music, and dance; and
  • Submission of a vita and at least three letters of recommendation.
  • Submission of evidence of professional potential in the proposed area of specialization-auditions, prompt books, portfolios, manuscripts, and other appropriate presentations-to the applicable study program(s) by arrangement with the department; and
  • A personal interview to be arranged by the student.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36974 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36974 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21540 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for University Park

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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