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Directing

DePaul University

M.A.
36 months
Duration
865 USD/credit
865 USD/credit
865 USD/credit
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About

The Theatre School’s Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree in Directing at DePaul University is a three-year program that allows directors to develop and explore their artistic vision and apply their ideas through constant collaboration with other artists.

Overview

The Program

Coursework in the Directing program at DePaul University is focused on preparation – research, theory and analysis – as well as practical application through scene study, workshops, and quarterly full-length directing assignments. Directing students complete one directing assistantship and direct a short play production in their first year, then direct up to five full-length productions over the second and third years of the program. In the final year, directors complete a thesis production in the Watts Theatre and a professional internship, chosen in collaboration with the directing faculty.

Students learn from a distinguished faculty of working professionals who possess a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise and who work with some of the most prolific and exciting theatre companies in Chicago. Two students are selected to enter the program each year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Directing Theories
  • Theatrical Collaboration
  • Rehearsal & Performance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The first step is to complete the online application. 
  • As part of this application, you will be asked to upload your photograph and resume, as well as complete several writing prompts (see below). 
  • The application fee ($75) is paid by credit/debit card when submitting the online application.
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 865 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 865 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 865 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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