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.
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.
3 letters of recommendation
Statement of intent (1-2 pages)
Portfolio review and interview
Required GRE Subject tests:
Required English Proficiency: https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency
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
Minumum credits: 60
Other requirements: Successful completion of probationary first year
Successful completion of Master's Report
Successful completion of Thesis Production