Master of Fine Arts in Theatre, Acting Concentration

Acting48
Theater History4
Departmental approved electives20

The M.F.A. is a terminal degree in theatre practice. Approved areas of specialization include acting, costume design, costume technology, lighting design, scenic design, scenic technology, sound design and technology, and stage management. Only full-time students will be admitted to the program. With departmental and Graduate College approval, up to two semesters of residency and 32 hours of coursework may be waived on the basis of the student's prior professional experience, although such cases are rare.

If a concentration is selected, see concentration requirements list above for specific area and number of hours.
Specialization area coursework32-48
Theater History4-12
Departmental approved electives20-28
Total Hours72

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
A concentration is not required
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Must be in residence six semesters
Students in the MFA Program participate continuously in the production program of the Department of Theatre, which presents six to eight productions annually at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Minimum GPA: 3.0