36 months
1441 USD/credit 28820 USD/year
1441 USD/credit 28820 USD/year
1078 USD/credit 21560 USD/year
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Develop skills as an artistic leader and creative communicator with the Master of Fine Arts in Theater - Directing in Temple University’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts.


The goal of the Theater - Directing three-year, 60-credit theater program at Temple University is to train students to become master storytellers. Collaborate with actors, production teams and writers to deliver a unified, compelling theatrical event. The program is primarily designed to prepare graduates for careers in theater.

Culminating in the Thesis Production, the student's fully supported mainstage event, the Theater-Directing MFA curriculum includes:

  • acting and movement,
  • dramaturgy and
  • visual history.

Future Career

Graduates of the Theater-Directing MFA program are prepared to carry on toward a doctoral degree, or for future careers in the areas of

  • acting,
    • artist management,
    • directing,
    • stage management and
    • theater analysis/criticism.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Scene Analysis for Writers and Directors
    • Acting 
    • Vocal Production for the Actor 
    • Directing Practicum
    • Dramaturgy
    • Seminar in Dramatic Literature
    • Visual History 
    • Costume Design is 
    • Hist Mod Scenic Design
    • Dance for the Actor 
    • Project in Acting
    • Projects in Directing 
    • Seminar in Lighting 
    • Projects in Playwriting
    • Thesis

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 36 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    60 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Research your graduate degree program
    • Complete online application
    • Official Transcripts
    • Goals Statement
    • Recommendations
    • Résumé
    • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      28820 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 36 months.
    • National

      28820 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 36 months.
    • In-State

      21560 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1078 USD per credit during 36 months.

    Living costs for Philadelphia

    1313 - 2284 USD /month
    Living costs

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


    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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