Master of Fine Arts: Directing for Stage & Screen

Master of Fine Arts: Directing for Stage & Screen


Important Information

This program is currently on hiatus.

The guiding vision for our directing program is our deep commitment to telling stories in strongly theatrical work and bravely exploring all the technologies at our disposal.

Students admitted into this program are selected through the University / Resident Theatre Association (URTA) interviews.

First Year

M.F.A directors will begin with one year for acquisition of skills, concentrating on visual storytelling through classes in:

  • direction
  • film production
  • script analysis
  • screenwriting
  • technical design potentials

Second Year

The second year, you will complete a three-to-five-minute film and direct a low-budget full-length play

Third Year

The third and final year, you will complete a five-to-seven-minute film and direct a fully funded main stage production.

Teaching Assistantships are available for selected MFA students.

 

Careers

  • directing
  • dramaturgy
  • stage management

Application to this program

Students admitted into this program are selected through the University / Resident Theatre Association (URTA) interviews.

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