Graduate Degree Programs Admission

We offer graduate programs leading to the Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts. With its emphasis on professional preparation in acting, directing, design or technical production, graduate studies in Theatre at Minnesota State University provides many opportunities for students seeking to enrich and broaden their backgrounds and interests.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to merging theory with practice by transferring classroom knowledge to the stage. Results yield a variety of production opportunities that occur through various collaborations between faculty and students. During the academic year, the department presents six mainstage productions, four studio shows, two touring theatres, along with a four-play summer season and two laboratory theatres.

Approximately 12 graduate assistantships are available each year.


How to apply for a graduate degree

Students must apply using the University Application Process (including information for International Applicants).

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Please note the following specific MFA application requirements:   

  • MFA Actors and Directors will be required to upload a link to an audition video including the following:  
    • A contemporary dramatic monologue 
    • A contemporary comedic monologue 
    • A Classical acting selection (pre-1850) 
    • An accompanied song  
  • MFA Musical Theatre Actors will be required to upload a link to an audition video including the following:  
    • A contemporary dramatic monologue 
    • A contemporary comedic monologue 
    • A Classical acting selection (pre-1850) 
    • One lyrical ballad 
    • One up-tempo number 
    • A video cutting showing some form of dance movement 
  • MFA Designers and Technicians will be required to upload a link to or copy of your portfolio.

Questions

If you have any questions about our graduation program application process, please contact Heather Hamilton.