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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Theatre MFA program is currently not accepting applications for the Theatre for Young Audiences, Design, and Musical Theatre tracks. Please contact the program for more information.

The Theatre MFA program with tracks in Acting, Design, Themed Experience, Musical Theatre, and Theatre for Young Audiences is designed for students who demonstrate the artistic and intellectual capacity and evidence of professional promise to pursue careers in professional and academic theatre. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further details on these Tracks.

The program is a highly selective, rigorous, three-year professional training program emphasizing both theatre theory and practice. The MFA degree is rooted in the belief that classroom study and practical experience in the theatre are of equal and complementary value. The production aspect, therefore, is integrated into the curriculum because it is the principal means available for the coordination of all the elements of dramatic art. We seek to pursue all possible ways to fuse production responsibilities with classroom work effectively for the purpose of teaching and training.

Students, in addition to becoming highly trained theatre practitioners, must also demonstrate the ability to understand the conceptual basis of their art and to be able to articulate that understanding to others. Toward this end, the department will recruit and develop graduate students who can serve, along with faculty and staff, as role models for undergraduate students whose BA and BFA programs of study are integrally connected with the graduate program.

Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Actor Understudy
  • Ballet Professor
  • Broadcast Producer
  • Casting Director
  • Dramatic Reader
  • Graphic Design Professor
  • Independent Film Maker
  • Independent Video Producer
  • Motion Picture Director
  • Music Professor
  • News Production Supervisor
  • Newscast Director
  • Newscast Producer
  • Pageant Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Stagecraft Professor
  • Television News Producer
  • Theatre Professor
  • Voice Professor
  • Voice-Over Artist
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