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Theatre - Directing

Illinois State University

Master
12 months
Duration
17651 USD/year
17651 USD/year
9676 USD/year
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About

Illinois State's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre - Directing program at Illinois State University cultivates the next generation of creative leaders in the American theatre.

Overview

The Theatre - Directing program at Illinois State University accepts a select group of advanced students who have demonstrated the potential to succeed in long-term careers as professional directors. 

We nurture the emergence of a unique and personal aesthetic for each director, while at the same time fostering an appreciation for the skills and technique required to achieve sustainable success in the profession. Accepted candidates will demonstrate curiosity about their world and the capacity to lead with empathy.

The goals of the program challenge students to:

  • Develop an individualized aesthetic that speaks to today's world
  • Communicate effectively with performers
  • Collaborate openly and creatively with a design team
  • Analyze plays from multiple genres
  • Embrace poetic language and rhetorical device in classical plays
  • Master staging techniques for multiple space configurations
  • Work with professional rigor

Programme Structure

This 36 hour degree program requires:

  • completion of the requirements outlined above
  • The student must have either earned credit for a minimum of two years of a foreign language at the college level, or must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a foreign language. This latter requirement is met by passing an examination administered by the appropriate foreign language faculty or a reading language proficiency test. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 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.
2.8

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.
79
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

To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,

  • be admitted unconditionally as a degree-seeking student into a graduate academic program, or have a minimum of 120 undergraduate hours if in an integrated degree program
  • be in good-standing
  • be enrolled full-time (typically at least 9 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters, or at least 6 hours during the summer session).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9676 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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