M.F.A Program

BEFORE APPLYING TO THE GRAD SCHOOL PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED FOR YOUR SPECIFIC PROGRAM OF INTEREST


ACTING - NOT BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME

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: graduateacting@psu.edu

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: rhs18@psu.edu

Head of Costume Technology: Laura Robinson, contact: lkr13@psu.edu

Head of Scene Design: Dan Robinson, contact: dir2@psu.edu

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: exs5371@psu.edu

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: danriddle@psu.edu

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.

For more information please contact Raymond Sage, contact: rms44@psu.edu

ASSISTANTSHIPS

Accepted students will be eligible for a graduate assistantship that will cover all tuition plus a stipend.

General inquiries can be made to theatre@psu.edu

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Contact Us

Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255

Email: theatre@psu.edu

Website: http://www.theatre.psu.edu