Graduate Degrees | School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

Graduate Degrees

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University offers graduate level training for students wishing to pursue specialized intensive study in Acting or Design and Technology.

The School's annual production season serves as an on-site laboratory for graduate students to develop and refine their technique and skills. Additionally, Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, provides graduate students with the opportunity to work and learn in a professional producing theatre on site at Kent State.

The Acting and Design and Technology graduate programs allow students to pursue in-depth training in their specific concentration in preparation for a career in the performing arts. Prospective students interested in the Acting program may choose between the traditional MFA Acting program or the MFA Acting program for Returning Professionals. Students applying to the MFA program in Design and Technology may choose to concentrate their studies in the areas of Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design or Theatre Technology.

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Graduate Programs

An MFA for the Returning Professional candidate (left) performs in a School of Theatre and Dance production.

Master of Fine Arts in Acting for the Returning Professional

The Master of Fine Arts program in Acting for the Returning Professional prepares those with extensive acting experience for other careers in the field, enriching and expanding their understanding of theatre.

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A photo from the School of Theatre and Dance's production of "The Servant of Two Masters"

Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology

The School of Theatre and Dance offers a Master of Fine Arts program in Design and Technology for students wishing to pursue graduate-level training in the areas of Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design or Theatre Technology.

 

A student performs in Nathan the Wise

Master of Fine Arts in Acting

At Kent State University, the Master of Fine Arts degree program provides an intensive plan of study in acting.

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