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33928 USD/year
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12688 USD/year
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About

The University of South Carolina is the only school in the state that offers an MFA in acting, design or directing so you can achieve the highest degree possible in theatre design or performance. Apply to the Theatre MFA program.

Overview

This Theatre MFA program offered at University of South Carolina is intended primarily for those entering the profession of theatre.

Emphasis:

  • Acting
  • Costume Design and Technology
  • Lighting Design
  • Scenic Design

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the dramatic form through the process of written text analysis, as well as written description and critical analysis of the personal process of the theatre performing artist.
  • Acting students will demonstrate the ability to express artistic choices of dramatic action and character development through the written documentation and performance presentations in the department’s theatre production program. 
  • Design students will demonstrate the ability to express artistic choices of production design in scenery, costumes, and lighting through the written documentation, oral presentations, and production presentations in the department’s theatre production program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting (Contemporary, Classical)
  • Film and Television Acting
  • Theatre Design (Costume, Scenic, Lighting, Sound)
  • Theatre History
  • Play Direction
  • Stage Management
  • Theatre Production Experiences
  • Movement for the Actor
  • Make-up Design for Theatre and Film
  • Period Styles for Wig and Hair Design
  • Theatre Sound Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early applications are given preference for assistantships.

Credits

63 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Additional Supporting Materials (depending on concentration)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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