The MFA Programs
The FSU School of Theatre Masters’ of Fine Arts programs offer both a comprehensive learning degree coupled with direct hands-on, practical experiences that make them unique from many other programs. Graduate students have the opportunity to interact with the highly trained and experienced professional faculty and staff, as well as the opportunity to be leaders amongst their student peers. Many of the creative teams for the School of Theatre productions consist of graduate student designers, dramaturges, management, and directors.
The Florida State University School of Theatre is one of the leading comprehensive graduate theatre training programs in the United States. U.S. News and World Report has consistently included FSU's graduate theatre programs in its top-tier rankings, one of the few public university programs thus honored. The School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is a founding member of the University/Resident Theatre Association.
At FSU, faculty members are distinguished artists, scholars, and teachers with national and international reputations. Students work with this gifted faculty in artistic, production, design, and scholarly pursuits.
Admission Requirements for MFA Programs:
A Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from an accredited college or university. (Students who do not hold a Theatre degree must show evidence of substantial course work and/or experience in theatre to indicate probability of achieving success in advanced theatre studies);
A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) during the last two years of study for a bachelor's degree or of 3.0 on a masters degree from an accredited university; OR an acceptable score on the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination taken within the last 5 years;
Specific approval of the faculty and program director within the School of Theatre;
Applicants must submit a completed School of Theatre graduate application and supporting materials.
Academic & Student Services
School of Theatre, Florida State University
239 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160
850.644.7234 fax: 850.644.7246