Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2022

MFA in Theatre

Southampton Arts offers an MFA in Theatre with tracks in Acting, Playwriting, Directing, Dramaturgy and Film.  Students study with internationally acclaimed artists in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. We offer crossover opportunities between theatre and film, which include ensemble creation and digital filmmaking, as well as all genres of creative writing and the visual arts.  The program is for entrepreneurial students who wish to explore multiple approaches—from traditional to experimental—to create and produce new work.  

The MFA in Theatre is a three year program that includes a core curriculum, a specialization (track), lab projects, a culminating MFA performance project, MFA written thesis, and a professional internship.,

The curriculum requires 44-48 credits, including 30-31 required core and 14-17 track credits. All students take the required core courses and  specialize in one of the four tracks.

Interested students should request information from the department and find application information at Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, especially if they plan to apply for financial aid.