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Theatre Arts (MFA) 
Program Description

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Design and Technical Production prepares students for a career in professional theatre through intensive classroom study and production training. Areas of emphasis include Costume Design; Costume Production; Lighting Design; Scenic Design; Scenic Production; and Technical Direction. Strong mentorship is provided by a faculty of working professionals to admitted candidates who have experience and potential in their area of interest, a passion for the arts and proven leadership skills. Candidates cultivate their artistry and craft on productions within the Arizona Repertory Theatre.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Theatre, Film and Television -

This fully functioning school has three theatres, along with production shops, production facilities and post-production laboratories, and state-of-the-art equipment, and a faculty made up of working professionals. The School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona provides an exciting opportunity to learn about the art and craft of storytelling and the workings of the entertainment industry in an incredibly rich learning environment. Professional screenings like "I Dream in Widescreen," and our professional theatre training company, Arizona Repertory Theatre, provide real, hands-on creative opportunities and experiences to practice your craft.

College of Fine Arts  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Justine M Snow-Collins
Graduate Program Coordinator
Justine M Snow-Collins
Director of Graduate Studies
Deanna R Fitzgerald
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi Renee Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

3 letters of recommendation
Statement of intent (1-2 pages)
Official transcripts
Portfolio review and interview

Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
Required GRE Subject tests:
Required English Proficiency:

Financial Aid

Limited Graduate College Fellowships when available
Teaching Assistantship with Tuition (out-of-state) Scholarship
Limited number of School of Theatre, Film & Television Scholarships
Graduate Registration (in-state) Scholarships

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: April 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 2403

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 60
Core coursework:
Language requirements:
Other requirements: Successful completion of probationary first year
Successful completion of Master's Report
Successful completion of Thesis Production

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 18 Dec 2018