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Stage Management

The University of Iowa

36 months
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The primary goal of the stage manager is to enable all members of a production to reach their full potential as artists.  Our Stage Management program at the The University of Iowa, with a strong focus on collaboration and the development of new works, balances the needs of all artists, including the stage manager as artist. 


About Stage Management at The University of Iowa

  • Your three years in the MFA Stage Management program at the The University of Iowa will be tailored to meet your individual needs.  Your faculty will serve as personal trainers, coaching you to resolve any deficiencies and to maximize your strengths as a stage manager.  We seek intellectually curious and academically gifted students with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Your academic work, including your own teaching or research assistant work, will be reviewed at the end of each semester.  At the end of your second year of study, you will participate in a comprehensive review of your academic and production work. During the exam the SM Faculty Committee will review material including student performance evaluations, academic record, and the student’s personal statement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • AEA/LORT Contract
  • From Tech through Closing
  • Opera and Dance Stage Management 
  • Production Management for Stage Managers
  • Arts Leadership Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


69 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • A résumé
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two writing samples
  • The department also requires a personal interview
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29739 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    31012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

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


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