Theatre for Youth, MFA

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The internationally recognized theatre for youth MFA program at ASU features distinguished faculty, excellent facilities, comprehensive coursework and practical experiences in all areas of theatre, educational theatre, community cultural development and theatre for youth. The faculty provide students individualized attention and focused mentorship in a challenging and supportive atmosphere designed to educate future leaders in the field.

Students enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program in theatre for youth complete their course of study equipped to be engaged and innovative leaders in artistry, scholarship, education and activism. Graduates are prepared for careers that include teacher of artistry, directing and education directing; specialist in arts and civic organizations; teacher in elementary, secondary and tertiary education systems; and careers in social profit organizations and in arts entrepreneurship.

Program offered

Theatre for Youth, MFA

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Requirements

Interview Required.
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Program requirements

This is a three-year program. Required core courses are supplemented by elective courses in an emphasis area. The emphasis areas prepare students for careers in professional theatre, as artists or education directors, specialists in arts organizations, or as teachers in elementary or secondary education. An internship with a professional theatre company, school or arts organization and a final applied project complete the program.

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