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M.F.A. in Theatre

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Program Overview

Our Master of Fine Arts in Theatre is a three-year program providing professional training through a personalized tutorial-based curriculum. Our program provides professional training for a career in stage management in the ever-evolving field of professional theatre in the United States.

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Why choose this program?

  • Our program focuses on developing students for professional stage management employment through the study and practical application of solutions-based thinking and effective communication methods.
  • Our program provides professional training for a career in stage management in the ever-evolving field of professional theatre in the United States

What You'll Study

To complete the degree, successful completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours is required. The program is designed to be completed in three years. The program is highly individualized. Each student admitted will work with one primary advisor in a one-on-one studio environment over the three-year period.

Our program focuses on developing students for professional stage management employment through the study and practical application of solutions-based thinking and effective communication methods.

Each student admitted will work with a primary advisor in a one-on-one studio environment over the three-year period.  Path of study is a combination of classroom and production assignments.

Course topics can include:

  • Communication theory
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership styles and methods
  • Management strategies

I have gained an incredible amount of artistry, skill, and confidence through this program. The faculty, in particular Bob L. and Patty, challenged me to meet high expectations - - this is a great place to learn, fail, and learn some more.

- Amy Luce, 2014 M.F.A. in Stage Management

  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (4 Scale)
  • TOEFL/ IELTS score required  (if applicable)

Learn more 

Each student accepted into the program receives a full tuition scholarship and out-of-state fee waiver. Each student accepted also receives an assistantship of approximately $18,700 for the first academic year, with increasing amounts in the second and third years. To maintain assistantship support, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester.

Find out what loans are available as a graduate student and other opportunities.

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Deadline: Jan 15 for consideration for funding

(Captain) Kate Murphy, Stage Managment Area Coordinator
301 Henderson Hall
540-231-9302
ckmurphy@vt.edu

(Captain) Kate Murphy, Stage Managment Area Coordinator
301 Henderson Hall
540-231-9302
ckmurphy@vt.edu

Questions?

(Captain) Kate Murphy, Stage Managment Program Leader
301 Henderson Hall
540-231-9302
ckmurphy@vt.edu