Theatre, Master | Sarah Lawrence College | Bronxville, United States
24 months
32448 USD/year
32448 USD/year
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Sarah Lawrence College’s distinctive two-year MFA in Theatre is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and progressive. Your faculty will be renowned working artists, curators and organizers mostly based in NYC, and under their guidance, you’ll deepen your practice building new skills, hone your individual aesthetic voice and articulate your research to be able to work as a true theatre artist.


Why pursue your MFA in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College?

  • Our curriculum crosses the boundaries of design, acting, directing, management, performance, technology, writing, producing, voice, movement, civic engagement, and much more.
  • No two students’ course of study will be the same. Your individual program will be created in consultation with the program director in response to your background and interests.
  • We encourage collaboration and want you to bring your histories, experiences and stories into the ecosystem of the program, sharing in the development of new questions, political urgencies, and social engagement.
  • You’ll graduate from the program with a strong professional network and an understanding of how to situate and advocate for yourself in the field.
  • An emphasis on the development of original work provides you the opportunity to explore theatre-making from diverse creative perspectives, such as puppetry, improvisation, playwriting and collaborative creation.
  • You will benefit from our close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City and connections with theatres and theatre organizations through internships and fieldwork experiences.
  • The Theatre Outreach program also provides opportunities for teaching placements in schools, colleges, senior centers, half-way houses and prisons.
  • We are consistently ranked among the Best College Theatre Programs by the Princeton Review.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Studio
  • Actor’s Workshop: Crafting a Character in Film and Theatre
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Music and Theatre Practice: Creating Community
  • Lighting Design
  • Costume Design
  • Video and Media Design
  • Stage Combat
  • Playwriting Techniques
  • Choreographic Strategies and Theatre

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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General requirements

    • Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Previous college work is expected to be at 3.0 or higher and should reflect advanced course study.
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Academic Writing Sample
    • TOEFL Results (for International Applicants)
    • Application fee
    • Interview

Tuition Fee

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    32448 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32448 USD per year during 24 months.


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