Master of Fine Arts: Theatre Arts – Theatre Design and Production
Master of Fine Arts: Theatre Arts – Generative Dramaturgy
The School of Theatre, Film & Television offers two Master of Fine Arts Programs. Both programs afford candidates significant opportunities to apply theoretical coursework to practical production experiences through two robust production programs. Professionally active faculty also bridge gaps for students through professional contacts and opportunities outside the University. The programs normally require six semesters (three academic years) in residence. A minimum of 60 credit hours must be accrued to fulfill the degree requirements. Students are admitted in the fall semester only. The MFA Design Production program admits new students each year. The MFA Generative Dramaturgy program admits new students every three years. Graduate assistantships and other forms of financial support are available to qualified students.
The Master of Fine Arts program in theatrical design and production (MFA Design/Tech) prepares students for work in the professional theatre through intensive classroom and production training. The following areas of specialization are offered: costume design, costume production, lighting design, scenic design, scenic production, and technical direction
Admission to and retention in the program are based on academic performance and the design faculty’s evaluation of each student’s portfolio, professionalism, skills, and talent. The design faculty evaluates all MFA Design/Tech candidates at the end of each semester. Successful completion of the first year permits continuation in the program.
All MFA Design/Tech candidates will complete a significant design or production assignment part of their degree requirements. Students also complete a Master’s Report in their third year as part of their degree requirements.
Click here for the Graduate Programs page with admissions requirements.
For other questions contact Deanna Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org, TFTV Director of Graduate Studies
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television’s MFA in Generative Dramaturgy program emphasizes the creative nature of the dramaturgical craft and attracts students who see their roles as thought leaders in the field. Faculty members have a strong background in all aspects of theatre event development, ranging from playwriting and classic play dramaturgy to the creation of devised, adapted, and interview-based work. Students work continually to hone their craft through hands-on dramaturgical experiences both on- and off-campus, and graduate well-versed in the language, expression, and active analysis of innovative performance.
Admission to and retention in the program are based on academic performance and the faculty’s evaluation of each student’s portfolio, professionalism, skills, and talent. All MFA Generative Dramaturgy candidates are regularly evaluated by the faculty. Successful completion of the first year permits continuation in the program.
All MFA Generative Dramaturgy candidates fulfill significant dramaturgical assignments as part of their degree requirements. Students compose a Master’s Report in their third year as well as complete a self-designed Thesis Project.
The next class will be admitted for Fall 2019. To apply to MFA Generative Dramaturgy, Click here for the Graduate Programs page with admissions requirements.
For other questions contact Dr. Kevin Byrne, email@example.com, area head of the Generative Dramaturgy degree or Deanna Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org, TFTV Director of Graduate Studies.