Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree is conferred on students holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college who complete with distinction any of the programs of study outlined and who exhibit excellence in their professional practice. Three years in residence is the time required for this work. The M.F.A. is awarded in the following areas of study: Acting, Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Directing, Playwriting, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, and Theater Management.

Doctor of Fine Arts

The Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.) degree is conferred on students who hold the M.F.A. degree in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and who have completed the M.F.A. qualifying comprehensive examinations and have written a dissertation of distinction whose subject has been approved by the D.F.A. committee.

Certificate in Drama

The Certificate in Drama is conferred on students who do not hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college, but who complete with distinction the three-year program in Acting, Design, Sound Design, Directing, Playwriting, Stage Management or Technical Design and Production. The Certificate in Drama is subject to the same training as that of the M.F.A. degree.

Technical Internship Certificate

The Technical Internship Certificate is awarded to students who complete with distinction the one-year internship program of the Technical Design and Production department.