Film and Theatre Arts Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Film and Theatre Arts

The Department of Film and Theatre offers a Master of Fine Arts degree with three fields of study in Film Production, Theatre Performance and Directing, or Theatre Design. The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. MFA programs in Theatre Arts reflect NAST's highest standards.

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Fields of Study

Person filmingFilm Production
The overriding philosophy of the Film program is to train the entire filmmaker. Students are expected to be, at a minimum, conversant with all aspects of the filmmaking process, from screenwriting and directing to cinematography, sound, and editing. Film theory and history are also considered essential components.

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Comedy and TragedyTheatre Performance (Acting or Directing)
We are the only university in the country to have won two American College Theatre Festival National Playwriting Awards AND two National Irene Ryan Acting Awards. Our Theatre Arts program is so rewarding because it is so demanding. We are fully accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre).

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Students planningTheatre Design
To develop a meaningful voice to our artistry and to share that talent in the community and educational arenas. We combine theory and practice for a solid foundation in this highly demanding discipline.

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