The University of Central Florida offers an MFA program in Theatre with tracks in Acting, Design, Musical Theatre, and Youth Theatre. The MFA is designed for students who demonstrate the artistic and intellectual capacity and evidence of professional promise to pursue careers in professional and academic theatre. The university also offers an MA program in Theatre that is intended to provide high school teachers, community college teachers, and developing theatre scholars with the opportunity to strengthen skills and knowledge beyond the undergraduate level.
The Master of Arts in Theatre program provides high school teachers, community college teachers, and developing theatre scholars with the opportunity to strengthen skills and knowledge beyond the undergraduate level. Its purpose is not to train persons for professional careers in the arts and entertainment industry. As a result, the program of study is flexible and more theoretical. It provides less practical theatre training than the MFA degree. MA students typically pursue a variety of goals: increasing specific theatrical skills, extending theatre skills into new areas, preparing for entrance into doctoral Theatre programs, or in the case of educators, expanding their expertise and credentials. Students may be admitted on either a full-time or part-time basis.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.