Theatre Arts

California State University Long Beach

3588 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Arts at California State University Long Beach is the terminal degree offering the professional training deemed necessary by the major Theatre Arts Schools in the United States.


The Department of Theatre Arts at California State University Long Beach offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with opportunities for options in Performance (acting) and Technical Theatre (scenery/costume/lighting).The Department of Theatre Arts offers graduate study leading to the Master of Fine Arts degrees.

The programme

The Theatre Arts Department at CSULB educates, nurtures, and inspires students to successfully embark as integrated, thoughtful, and culturally aware artists into the local and global professional arenas.

Programme Structure

The MFA degree is a 60-unit degree requiring full time residency. The options share a common core of courses. The remainder of courses offer the opportunity further to develop artistic skills in particular options. The program culminates in a major creative project and written project report.

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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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Students applying for the MFA program must have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in Theatre Arts from an accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA 
  •  When an undergraduate degree has been completed in a program having different requirements than those at CSULB or in some field other than Theatre Arts, additional preparation and time may be required before the student can be considered for classified status in the degree program. Units of credit from coursework in a graduate program may be acceptable after review by the faculty evaluation committee, and approval by the Dean;
  •  Admission to the program in Acting requires audition, profeffional resume, and interview. 

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
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Theatre Arts
California State University Long Beach