Wayne State University

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts



Wayne State University, 2305 Faculty/Administration Building

Suite 2215

Detroit, MI 48202

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.;M.F.A.;, Ph.D

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Fine Arts curriculum is a three year program of intensive practical training. Specialization's are offered in Acting, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Stage Management and Theatre Management.The Master of Arts curriculum is a two year program of general theatre studies. The degree requires thirty-two credit hours and is offered with a thesis or essay option.

The Ph.D curriculum is designed to train the theatre scholar-director. The scholar-director is a theatre artist, teacher and scholar who is prepared by training and experience to assume primary responsibility for the production of plays from a wide range of historical periods.


Wayne State University is accredited by the North Central Association of The Higher Learning Commission (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

International applicants must complete the equivalent of a US four-year degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree/diploma. All applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English to the Office of Graduate Admissions. A minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 79 (Internet based) is required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 6.5 is required on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or 85 is required on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). For more information please visit out website.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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