It is the mission of the MFA Directing Program to provide students with training that emulates the best practices of the theatre industry. Our goal is to help shape the artistic voices and leaders of the future, empowering students to be artist citizens in the theatre community and in our global society. The program is designed to give students the skills they will need to continue individual development and growth as directors in professional theatre.
The curriculum provides a careful balance of academic classes, studio work, and production experience. During the three years at FSU, students will direct fully mounted productions and a variety of other projects. Two students are accepted into the program every other year, ensuring close personal attention and sufficient production experience to support student success.
In addition to applying to the program, students must also apply to Florida State University. For best consideration, we encourage you to apply by January 15. MFA Candidates are being accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year. We will continue to review applications throughout the spring semester until the positions are filled.
The following criteria must be met for consideration of acceptance into the program:
Jessica Phelps West
Director, MFA Directing
239 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160