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The MFA program in theatre with a concentration in arts entrepreneurship and management teaches the skills of arts entrepreneurship, arts management and arts marketing within the context of the Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre, also grounding students in theories of performance, community-based arts, and theatre history and literature. Thus, students develop a holistic understanding of the role of arts managers as enablers of art-making. Students in this program can earn a concurrent certificate in nonprofit leadership and management.
Theatre (Arts Entrepreneurship and Management), MFA
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Required Core (15 credit hours)
Concentration (27 credit hours)
Electives or Research (12 credit hours)
Other Requirements (3 credit hours)
THP 680 Practicum (2)
THP 684 Internship (1)
Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
THP 693 Applied Project (3)
Additional Curriculum Information
Twelve elective credit hours are required for the 60-credit Master of Fine Arts. However, if students elect to pursue the NLM certificate concurrently, then they will need to take an additional three-credit elective course in the nonprofit leadership and management program to complete the certificate and degree requirements.
THP 680 is a one-credit hour course students are required to take twice.
As part of the applied project requirement, students must submit a written document. An oral defense is also required.
Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved electives and required coursework for the core and concentration.