Graduate Degrees

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University offers graduate level training programs in Acting for the Returning Professional 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 for the Returning Professional 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. 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.

 

 

Graduate Programs

MFA Returning Professional candidates perform

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.

Admissions for Fall 2020 Now Closed; Apply in 2021 for Fall 2022 Enrollment

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.