What will I learn?

Bring theatre to life.

Whether you dream of a career on Broadway or in Hollywood, this program provides the intensive training and on-stage opportunities you need to achieve your professional aspirations in the performing arts.

As a student in this program, you will focus on developing your talents in performance, dramatic writing, directing, or design/technology (scenery, costumes or lighting). You will have numerous hands-on opportunities in the design, direction and performance of live productions on campus and in the community.

The only Master of Fine Arts in Theatre in the state, this program is well known for producing skilled and accomplished theatre professionals.

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Professional actor in theatre, television or film
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Set designer
  • Costume designer
  • Lighting manager
  • Manager
  • Technician
  • Writer
  • Choreographer
  • Scenic designer
  • Teacher, arts programming and administration, art therapy
  • Theatre historian
  • Media consultant
  • Higher-education design and performance faculty
  • Arts promoter

Which department am I in?

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,412.00 per year
Start date

12 January 2022, 16 May 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,

MOSCOW,

Idaho,

83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for graduate students:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77

U of I American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) with score of a Level 6/Advanced Pass

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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