36 months
17436 USD/year
17436 USD/year
9444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.F.A. Directing offered by Ohio University prepares advanced students for careers as professional directors.


Program Overview

  • The M.F.A. Directing offered by Ohio University is designed to train and prepare directors for a career in the professional theater. All training is centered on the principle of collaboration with actors, designers, and playwrights.
  • During a three-year course of study, directors develop and practice their craft in a variety of ways ranging from acting scene work to directing fully supported main stage productions.


  • Students have interned at the Victory Gardens Theater, the Goodman Theater, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater, The Abingdon Theater, The Guthrie Theater, The Labyrinth Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Cleveland Play House, Old Globe Theatre, Playwrights' Horizons, San Diego Repertory, and Denver Theater Center, and Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting
  • Playwriting
  • Design
  • Theater History and Criticism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Graduate students are selected after careful review of portfolios, writing, or auditions. An online application through the Graduate College begins the process, but each candidate is accepted by the program head of the specific program. The GRE is not required, however a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required, except in cases of provisional admittance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4722 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 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.

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