Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts > School of Theatre and Dance > Theatre, MFA
The University of Houston Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre program has four primary areas of study:
- Technical Direction
- Costume Technology
MFA in Theatre - Acting
The MFA Professional Actor Training Program challenges talent and hones skills through a progressive arc of training in rigorous studio work and in full productions; professional connections are forged through auditions for work with Shakespeare festivals and other regional theater. The combination of rigorous studio training, diverse production experience, and professional networking will provide a launch for a career like no other program in the country.
The artists coming out of this program will be notable for combining five inter-locking qualities: Imagination, Agility, Precision, Passion, and Speed. UH’s Professional Actor Training Program is a rigorous two-year program designed to prepare actors to work for leading regional theatres in major markets. Acting, voice, speech, stage combat, and movement skills are honed through extensive studio work and performances in UH productions. The program keeps a constant eye on the profession, bringing in outside artistic directors and sending the actors to group auditions to win the jobs that build a resume and a career.
MFA in Theatre - Design
Design students specialize and train in one or more discipline: scenic design, costume design or lighting design. All students enter the program together and remain together for three years. Only one class is trained at a time. Collaboration is the heart and soul of the program. Students will develop a solid working knowledge of the elements and principles of their discipline in order to create a close collaborative working environment. In addition to the design and collaboration classes, the curriculum includes the study of dramaturgy, literature and theatre history. Upon successful completion of the program, a UH graduate will be exceptionally well suited and qualified for a career in the theatre and the related entertainment industry.
For further information, please view http://www.uh.edu/cota/theatre-and-dance/theatre/graduate/.