Kent State University

School of Theatre and Dance

Theatre Studies


School of Visual Communication Design

Henderson Hall Box 5190

Kent, OH 44242

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Fine Arts, normally a three-year course of study, is offered in acting and in design/technology (with concentrations in costume design, scenic design, lighting design and technical direction). The M.F.A. is a terminal degree designed for those who intend to pursue a career in the profession as a creative artist or theatre technologist.

The acting concentration  prepares students to demonstrate a high degree of artistic potential and intellectual ability to enter the profession as practitioners. Intense practical training and scholarly activity culminate in a comprehensive project designed to measure the achievement of significant competence as artists and masters of their craft.  

The design/technology concentration prepares students who are interested in achieving the artistry and skills necessary to qualify as practicing professionals in the entertainment industry and/or professional theatre educators. Tracks are offered in costume design, scenic design, lighting design and technical direction.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

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