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Graduate Program

Our next admission deadline for the MFA program is January 15, 2018, for the class to enter Fall of 2018.


On the graduate level, the department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers an MFA in with specializations in Directing, Dramaturgy, Costume Design, Lighting Design, or Scenic Design.

The graduate program values personal mentorship, with the production season serving as a teaching laboratory. Students are able to tailor their programs of study to individual interests as a complement to the rigorous core curriculum that teaches them the skills to collaborate successfully. Most graduate students receive full tuition-waivers and assistantships during their three years.