Virginia Commonwealth University

School of the Arts

Theatre, MFA


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.F.A. - Theatre Pedagogy and Professional Theatre

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MFA in Theatre Pedagogy Program is individually tailored to prepare the student to enter the field of teaching at the university or college level. The program boasts over 90 alumni that currently hold faculty positions at universities and colleges or key positions in education departments of major LORT theatres. The program allows the student to work with a faculty mentor in planning a two to three year curriculum integrating the practical application of teaching with that of well-rounded scholarly/academic training. Building on a tradition for thoroughly training designers in professional standards and practices, students from the graduate program in Scenic Design regularly produce award-winning designs. Enrollment is kept intentionally low so that each student has the highly intensive and individualized attention that is the hallmark of the three-year mentorship program. A distinctive feature of the program is that students see their designs realized not only on the VCU mainstage but at other Richmond theatres as well.


National Association of Schools of Theatre

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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