Sarah Lawrence College

24 months
28200 USD/year
28200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre program helps students find themselves and their individual aesthetic voice in the art form. Under the guidance of a faculty of artists who are working professionals, the program offers an advanced study of theatre that is multi-disciplinary, collaborative, extensive, and practical.


The program emphasizes theatre-making as an integrative practice. Each student develops a program of study that draws from courses in acting, Alexander Technique, breathing, comedic and dramatic improvisation, creation of original work, design, directing, history, movement, playwriting, solo performance, puppetry, speech, voice, and the art of bringing theatre into the local community through Theatre Outreach.Each student’s course of study is unique. Students spend several days during registration week in one-on-one interviews with the faculty, which help students decide which “components” they will take. The program uses the term “components” instead of “courses” because it is possible, and encouraged, to take a component from the Music or Dance performing arts programs.Graduate students work closely in classes, conferences, and productions with faculty, fellow graduate students, and the Sarah Lawrence undergraduate theatre community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Collaborative Performance
  • Acting Poetic Realism
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • An Actor's Process
  • Comedy Workshop
  • Dramaturgy
  • Scenic Design
  • Stage Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Writing Responses 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28200 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28200 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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