This is a three-year, 60 hour terminal-degree MFA, consisting of online courses in the Fall and Spring semesters and a two-week summer Residency for two years, followed by a thesis project. Since this program is geared towards Theatre Educators, the basis of the thesis project will generally be a K-12 school production that the MFA candidate is either directing, producing and/or designing. However, even though it is designed for Theatre Educators, it is open to all Theatre Practitioners, whether in Professional, Academic and/or Community Theatre. All courses will consist of instruction in the theoretical, critical and practical aspects of all facets of Theatre, as well as a pedagogical unit focused on developing lesson plans, modules and teaching strategies for each area of study.
The MFA in Theatre Education program does not require the GRE.
The W does not charge out-of-state tuition. No matter where you live, you'll pay the same low tuition.
I’m so grateful for these people. They have taught me so much about teaching and being a theatre artist. One of the greatest blessings of my life has been being able to shape the space with them!
Thank you for a wonderful MFA education! This program means the world to me. It has made a huge impact on my life and career.
I have loved every minute of this program so much. It definitely helped me more than you know…to have a cohort of amazing and brilliant theatre people to connect with every day. This program provided me with such helpful insight and inspiration that I began to view myself not just as a teacher, or a teaching-artist, but as a real educator.
I’m so thankful for my time at MUW…it was really one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I use the degree and what I learned every day at my current job. I can’t express my thanks enough.
Just wanted you to know that my students took away three superior medals in tech (costume design, set design, and stage management) at junior Thescon! I give all the credit to you for teaching me how to teach this to kids! Thank you so much! The MFA program was the best decision I've made in years!
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023
Final Deadline: June 30, 2023
Final Deadline: December 1, 2023