BEFORE APPLYING TO THE GRAD SCHOOL PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED FOR YOUR SPECIFIC PROGRAM OF INTEREST
ACTING - NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.
The Penn State M.F.A. Acting program prepares artists for the demands and rewards of 21st century performance on a global scale. We are dedicated to a multi-faceted, diverse world-view using arts, education, and travel as our primary tools to create global citizens and performance makers. For a detailed description of our Acting MFA program, please click here.
Head of MFA Acting: Steve Broadnax, contact: email@example.com
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Students in design (costume, scenic) and technology (costume) have, as a common academic core, background and enrichment courses in theatre literature and production. For a detailed description of our Design and Technology MFA program, please click here.
Head of Costume Design: Richard St. Clair, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Costume Technology: Suzie Elder, contact: email@example.com
Head of Scene Design: Dan Robinson, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE
The School of Theatre at Penn State offers graduate training in directing for the musical theatre stage. This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. For a detailed description of our Direction for Musical Theatre program, please click here.
Head of Directing for Musical Theatre: Susan Schulman, contact: email@example.com
MUSIC DIRECTING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE
This program features practical training in all the skills specifically required to pursue a career as a professional music director. For a detailed description of our Music Directing for Musical Theatre program, please click here.
Head of Music Directing for Musical Theatre: Dan Riddle, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOICE PEDAGOGY FOR MUSICAL THEATRE - NOT BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME
The successful candidate for this degree will already possess strong vocal and musical background, some degree of experience in teaching and performing, and above all a passion for musical theatre as an art form. For a detailed description of our Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre program, please click here.
Head of Vocal Pedagogy for Musical Theatre: Mary Saunders-Barton, contact: email@example.com
During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week summer session studying in London.
Accepted students will be eligible for a graduate assistantship that will cover all tuition plus a stipend.
General inquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org