Theatre and Performance Studies, M.A. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
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Theatre and Performance Studies

24 months
1706 USD/credit 28149 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 28149 USD/year
768 USD/credit 12672 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies program offered at the University of Maryland is a two-year masters program.  It is a generalist's degree that emphasizes research and writing.


The M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies program from University of Maryland is intended to serve as a preparatory course of study for students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. It is also suitable for teachers and artists who wish to strengthen their expertise in theatre and performance studies. 

The programme

Students in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies have the profound advantage of learning in a world-class facility, engaging with faculty and artists who are transforming the way we think, accessing information from a high-quality performing arts library, and participating in cross-disciplinary collaborations. Scholarships enable our academically and artistically talented students to devote time to their studies, take advantage of unparalleled growth opportunities, while fostering excellence in their field. Thoughtful support from alumni, parents and friends helps ensure that the School has significant financial aid to be more competitive with the top programs in the country—and to offer opportunities that transform students' lives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Theory of Performance
  • Teaching Theatre
  • Character Development
  • Performance Internship
  • Playwriting
  • Advanced Costume Construction
  • Movement Styles
  • Advanced Design Studio in Lighting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample: A 10 – 15 page paper demonstrating ability to do university level research – uploaded to the Uploads Requirement section of the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28149 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    28149 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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